Julia Tsuchiya-Mayhew

  • Trumpet
  • Session A
  • Robert and Jennifer McIntosh Chair

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Julia Tsuchiya-Mayhew earned her bachelor’s degree in trumpet performance at Northwestern University. She has been an active freelancer in the Chicago area, performing with the Chicago Civic Orchestra and Elmhurst Symphony. This fall, she will be pursuing her master’s degree at the University of Maryland as a part of the fellowship brass quintet. Her principal teachers include Robert Sullivan, William Denton, Mike Walk, and Matthew Lee.

If you had a superpower, what would it be?
Create any food I want out of thin air.

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
While I have never had my own dog, I am passionate about dogs in general. So much that while I was freelancing in the Chicago area, I also ended up dog-walking professionally. It was a great experience for me, since I ended up walking over a hundred different dogs all over the city.