Julia Zavadsky

Part-Time Lecturer
D.M.A. SUNY, Stony Brook

(856) 225-2892
Fine Arts Building, Rm. 208




Julia Zavadsky received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and her Master of Music degree in Conducting from Temple University. Before immigrating to the United States from Ukraine, she also earned Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Theory, Conducting and Composition from both the Jerusalem Academy of Music and the R. Glier Kyiv Institute of Music. Dr. Zavadsky studied conducting with maestros Timothy Long in New York, Alan Harler and Janet Yamron in Philadelphia, Aharon Harlap in Jerusalem, and Mikhail Hardayev in Kyiv.

Recipient of the Elaine Brown Award for Choral Excellence and winner of numerous international choral festival competitions, Dr. Zavadsky is currently the Artistic Director of Nashirah, the Jewish Chorale of Greater Philadelphia; the Rutgers University Singers; and the Singing Hearts Choral Society of Southern New Jersey, the 60 voice community choir she founded in 2011. Dr. Zavadsky and her ensembles have performed in highly regarded venues, including the Kimmel Center and Field Hall in Philadelphia, Carnegie Hall, and New York Theater Workshop in New York. She has also toured with her ensembles throughout the Middle East and Europe. Since 2006, Dr. Zavadsky has organized and hosted annual choral festivals for high school, university, and community choirs at Rutgers University. Fluent in Russian, Ukrainian, and Hebrew, she has worked with numerous opera singers, choirs, soloists, and conductors as a language coach.

In addition to her work at Rutgers, Dr. Zavadsky has served on the faculty of Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance since 2000, and the Department of Music Studies at the Curtis Institute of Music since 2019. Dr. Zavadsky joined the faculty of Rutgers University in 2006.