The Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Vocal Competition.
Julia Goodwin is a high school sophomore from upstate New York. She was the winner of Michael Feinstein’s 2013 Great American Songbook High School Vocal Competition. Julia is currently serving as the Junior Ambassador for the Great American Songbook. She has opened for and performed with five-time Grammy nominated artist Michael Feinstein at Birdland in NYC, and at The Palladium in Indiana. Julia was selected to perform at the New World Center in Miami Florida, as she was a Finalist winner in the 2014 National YoungArts Foundation Competition for Vocal Pop. She was also recognized in the 2014 National YoungArts Vocal Jazz discipline. Julia was invited to join an A-list of multiple award-winning singers from the worlds of Jazz, Broadway and Cabaret that include Laurel Masse, Amra-Faye Wright and Marilyn Maye and others, honoring the music of composer Larry Kerchner at Stage 72 (Triad Theater) in NYC. Julia has shared the stage with the Louisville Orchestra at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts (Robert S. Whitney Hall), The Palladium's big band at the Center for the Performing Arts in Indiana, and with multi-platinum recording artist Benny Mardones in upstate New York. Julia was also featured on CBS’s “Inside Edition” and on ABC’s WSYR-TV “Extraordinary,” presented by Carrie Lazarus. At age nine, she began singing the National Anthem at the Carrier Dome for Syracuse University sporting events, The War Memorial Arena for AHL Hockey games, local high school and charity events. Recently, Julia made her NFL debut singing the National Anthem in front of 65,000 people at Lucas Oil Stadium for the Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans football game. Julia is scheduled to perform with the Pasadena Pops and at the Great American Songbook Hall of Fame Gala in 2014. Her recent album titled “Feeling Good" is available now.
"Julia Goodwin, the Feinstein protégée who opened the show, is a phenomenally gifted teenager from Baldwinsville, N.Y., who sang lucid unornamented renditions of "Feeling Good," and "Darn That Dream." She is as impressive as any of the vocal wunderkinds on "The Voice".