Julie McKenzie is Principal Flutist of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Piccoloist of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, positions which she has held since 1991. She is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Lloyd Gowen. Other teachers have included Julius Baker, Paul Renzi, Peter Lloyd, and Keith Underwood.
Ms. McKenzie has participated as a fellow in the Berkshire Music Festival at Tanglewood and has been a soloist at the Carmel Bach Festival and Mendocino Music Festival. She was featured in a CBC television documentary with Jean-Pierre Rampal and has recorded for New Albion and Teldec Records, among others. She is on the flute faculty of the University of California at Berkeley.
Julie resides in San Francisco with her husband, bassist Ken Miller, and their son Sammy.