Julie Allemagne combines the essence and spirit of a community orchestra performer balancing a professional business career, family, and passion for music. Julie earned a bachelor of music degree in vocal performance with honors, studying under Janet Alcorn. She also earned a master's degree in Industrial Relations from Iowa State University. Julie was a member of the Iowa State Chamber Singers during her college years, and participated in Madrigal Dinners and other concerts. While professionally performing Julie won the prestigious Concerto Competition at Iowa State University singing Glitter and Be Gay from Candide.
Julie shifted her focus from music performance to combine her passion for music with her business skills and acumen, accepting a position as Executive Director of Civic Music Association, where she was able to experience the operational side of music performance, marketing and sales, and relationship management.
Julie's creative approach to management and business allowed her to advance into senior level positions within manufacturing and healthcare. Desiring more ability to impact leadership development and strategy, Julie began her own consulting firm, Root Solutions, LLC, in 2009. She maintains her practice providing clients around the nation with executive coaching, leadership development, health information systems and human resources development. Because family is a priority, she has "come home" to the Des Moines area, where she enjoys working as HR Operations Manager, Ames-North America, Danfoss, enabling her to be more present for her children.
While a successful business woman, Julie has continued to be active in music, especially within her faith community. She has been a director of music and liturgy as well as a lead cantor, pianist, and choral director throughout her life. She has regularly performed Puccini, Strauss and Mozart arias, and Shubert's Shepherd on the Rock with her husband, Kevin (clarinet) in community concert series. She was a member of Madison Symphony Chorus and performed seasonal concerts at the Overture Center.
Julie has always been keenly aware of promoting proper vocal technique and maintaining voice health, and continues to mentor vocalists at all levels of performance. After living in many parts of the United States for the past 20 years, Julie and her husband Dr. Kevin Allemagne recently relocated to Johnston, Iowa, along with their three children: Cecilia, Jonathan, and Madeline.