Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Julie Kleinmaier
I graduated from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, in 2000 with a vocal performance degree and music certification to teach K-12 vocal music. I finished graduate school with a master’s in music education from VanderCook College of Music, Chicago, in 2007. This is my 21st year at Thompson Junior High School and my 23rd year teaching all levels of choral music. I have a passion for music and teaching the changing voices of junior high students. Performing with young singers is my true love. Choir students will get a wide range of musical performances in my choir class—everything from classical choral literature to modern pop and rock genres.