Julia Kinsman

Glasgow , KY, USA

Style & Level


Highlights & Awards

  • Kentucky NATS 1st Place Classical Treble 2021
  • Kentucky NATS 2nd Place Classical Treble 2022
  • Kentucky NATS 3rd Place Musical Theater 2022
  • National NATS Qualifier Musical Theater 2022
  • Regional NATS Finalist Musical Theater 2022
  • State BETA Convention 1st Place Solo Duo Trio 2022
  • State BETA Convention 1st Place Show Choir Soloist 2022
  • State BETA Convention 2nd Place Show Choir Soloist 2023
  • State BETA Convention 1st Place Group Talent 2023
  • National Opera Teens Advisory Council Advocacy Manager 2022-2023
  • National ACDA Choir (Soprano) 2023
  • Kentucky All State Choir 2022, 2023
  • Quad State Honors Choir (Soloist) 2022
  • Lead Performer at State Educators Association 2021
  • BETA National Qualifier Solo Duo Trio, Show Choir, Group Talent 2019-2023
  • NATS National Mid South Region Vocal Competition Semifinalist Classical Voice Category 2022
  • NATS National Mid South Region Vocal Competition Semifinalist Music Theater Category 2022
  • Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts Vocal Music 2021
  • Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program for Dramatic Expression 2022
  • All District Honors Band 2017-2022
  • WKU Honors Band 2017-2022
  • Accepted into District Leadership Choir 2022
  • Ohio Schmidt Vocal Finalist 2022
  • University of Kentucky Vocal Competition 4th Place 2022
  • Writer for Opera America 2023
  • CS All State Music Awards KY 2023


Hello, I am Julia Kinsman. I am a senior at Barren County High School and am the advocacy manager for the Opera Teens of Opera America. I have been studying opera for around three years and will be pursuing my undergraduate degree in vocal performance. I will be auditioning live for The Julliard School of Music in March of 2023. I have participated in several classical voice competitions and have placed at several. Some of the more notable experiences include Kentucky NATS, Mid South NATS, National NATS, State BETA Performing Arts, Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, Schmidt, CS Music, All State Choir, National Choir, Quad State Choir, and so much more! As someone who is from a small town, with no opera house within two hours of my location, I have had to travel around the country to be able to perform and view opera. Because of this, I am so honored to be given this opportunity to advocate for this incredible art form and for the many places that do not have access to its impact. Opera is truly the universal language of the world, and everyone deserves to have access to its beauty and meaning.