Julia Sunay is a freelance music director, pianist, vocal coach and teacher based in Toronto. She has performed as a pianist and accompanist for over twenty years, working alongside pit orchestras, bands, dancers, singers, choirs and instrumentalists. Over the years, Julia developed a strong passion for musical theatre and chose to make it her career choice. Training in all three disciplines of acting, dance and singing, she graduated from Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta in 2005 with a diploma in Musical Theatre performance.
Julia’s passion for the arts has taken her in many directions. She loves to share her knowledge of music, working with students privately and vocal coaching for programs at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Sheridan College, The Musical Stage Company, Bravo Academy, Rosedale School of the Performing Arts and Toronto’s own Arts Express. Julia has been a faculty member at the National Music Camp of Canada, where she music directed half a dozen productions and taught musical theatre to hundreds of young performers. She is a sought after vocal coach and audition accompanist playing for Starvox Entertainment and regularly with Songbook Series with Tracy Michailidis.
In late 2015, Julia joined Celebrity Cruise Lines, where she performed as a Solo Piano Vocalist, touring all across South America, Antartica and Alaska. In 2019, Julia joined Norwegian Cruise Lines for two years, where she served as Music Director for the hit Broadway musical Jersey Boys. She spent 2021/2022 as the Associate Music Director for the US National Tour of An Officer and a Gentleman. Julia is currently the Associate Music Director/Conductor for the first national Broadway tour of Beetlejuice.
Julia is a member of the American Federation of Musicians, MAESTRA, and the Prime Mover Theatre Company.