Julie Beckel is a native of Indianapolis and joined the ISO Horn section as Second Horn in 2006. Julie is the daughter of former ISO Principal Trombonist, James Beckel, whom she had the privilege of sharing the Hilbert Circle Theatre stage with for twelve seasons before he retired in 2018. Before attending the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Randy Gardner, Ms. Beckel studied with ISO hornists Jerry Montgomery(retired) and Rick Graef, as well as the late Kent Leslie, who was a regular sub with the ISO. Prior to joining the ISO, Julie was a member of the Honolulu Symphony and the Verbier Festival Orchestra, touring throughout Europe, Asia and South America. Outside of the ISO, Ms. Beckel enjoys quality time with her son, as well as yoga and pottery.