Geneva 304 School Closure Notice

Geneva 304 is following Gov. Pritzker‚Äôs order to extend the closure of Illinois schools through the end of the school year. We will continue to support students and follow the guidelines outlined in our Remote Learning Plan for the duration of the 2019-20 school year. Please stay tuned to our website and email communications for further details. Thank you.  

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Ms. Julie Lawrence


Ms. Julie Lawrence

Director of Orchestras, Geneva Community High School



  • Bachelor of Science in Music Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – 1980

  • Master of Science in Music Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – 1985

  • Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Aurora University School of Education – 2015

Teaching Experience          

  • Wheeling-Buffalo Grove, Illinois – Elementary and Junior High School Orchestra, 1980-1984

  • Colorado Springs, Colorado – Elementary and Junior High Orchestra, 1984-1997

                                                         High School Orchestra, 1994-1997

  • Wheaton, Illinois – Elementary Orchestra, 1997-2004

  • Geneva, Illinois – High School and Elementary Orchestra, 2004 to present

Performance Experience

  • Present affiliations:       

    Fox Valley Orchestra, Chicagoland Pops Orchestra, Midwest Directors Orchestra

  • Past affiliations:     

    Chicago Civic Orchestra, Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of the Springs (principal cellist), MelloWood String Quartet


    Current Teaching Assignment

Geneva Community High School –

  • Concert Orchestra

  • Symphony Orchestra

  • Chamber Orchestra

Western Avenue Elementary School –

  • Small group lessons and large group rehearsals


    Extracurricular Responsibilities

  • Tri-M National Music Honor Society – chapter sponsor

  • Viking Alpine Club (ski and snowboarding club) 


Contact information

Ms. Julie Lawrence

[email protected]

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