Juliana Cole was born and raised in a little town in Northern California called Crescent City as the youngest of three siblings. She is studying Choir Emphasis Music Education at Brigham Young University – Idaho, and hopes to graduate by 2023. After she graduates, she hopes to go on to pursue her master’s degree at San Jose State University and teach high school.
Juliana has been singing since she was three years old and was introduced to choir as a middle schooler through a summer day camp in town. The camp prepared her for early auditions for the high school choir program, and she made it as one of four incoming freshman into the top choir of the school. While in high school, Juliana participated in several honor choirs, including the California All State Honor Choir. She played trumpet for seven years, participating in concert bands, jazz band, and the high school’s one semester marching band. Her proudest achievement was premiering and conducting her very first choral composition, Glass Waters, as a high school senior. Due to health issues, her second semester was cut short, but during Spring of 2018, she got to participate in the Echo Luminos Chamber Choir as well as the BYU-Idaho Concert Choir.
“Through good and bad, music has been there for me. My sophomore year of high school, I was forced to make the decision that I was going to stay in music for myself and no one else. That decision blessed me with the necessary endurance to handle what would soon follow”
Juliana strongly believes that music is a service to the audience, and believes that it is the job as musicians collectively to leave the audience feeling uplifted. She hopes someday that she gets the chance to hear that she got to be a part of that effect in any way. When she is not singing, she loves to compose music, as well as exploring and discovering new talents and interests.