Julie Luker

Associate Principal Flute/Piccolo

Julie Luker started playing the flute in 5th grade, and in 8th grade her parents bought her a silver piccolo which had survived being drowned by Hurricane Beulah. She cut her piccolo teeth playing that instrument in Texas high school marching band, mostly at Austin’s John H. Reagan High School. She received her Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from the University of Texas at Austin, and three months later won her very first professional symphony audition – the Assistant Principal Flute and Piccolo position with the San Antonio Symphony.

Today she is a proud elder statesman of the San Antonio Symphony, who adores her energetic, inspiring younger colleagues, and is overjoyed that our audiences can finally hear what the San Antonio Symphony actually sounds like, in the H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center!

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