From a very young age, Julian developed a passion for all things related to music. He began his musical studies at the age of eight with the classical flute. During his flute-playing career, he performed with numerous ensembles including the Cape Cod Conservatory Flute Choir, Cape Cod Youth Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Chatham Town Band. In addition to playing regularly with these ensembles, he has also been awarded seats in several competition bands such as the Southeast Junior Concert Band and the Cape and Islands Concert Band. Julian began his organ studies at the age of 15 with Julianna Winchell. Soon after, he began working at the First Congregational Church of Chatham where he currently holds the position of associate organist. In addition to working at the First Church of Chatham, Julian also serves as the organist at the First Baptist Church of Rochester, New York. As a recitalist, Julian gives solo recitals throughout Cape Cod and frequently appears in programs as a guest musician. In May of 2014, Julian was awarded the third prize in the prestigious L. Cameron Johnson Organ Competition. Prior to studying at Eastman, Julian studied organ with Haskell Thomson, the former chair of the organ department at Oberlin Conservatory, and choral conducting with Joe Marchio, the conductor of the Chatham Chorale. Part of his personality is his immense love of nature, which leads him to pursue outdoor activities such as biking, fly fishing, and free diving during his free time.