Julia McLean, viola

Hometown: Belmont, MA

Meet Julia

JULIA MCLEAN is a freshman at Tufts University. She currently plays viola in the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (BPYO) conducted by Benjamin Zander. Last December BPYO went on a small tour to Carnegie Hall, playing Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony. Julia also plays violin in the Tufts Symphony Orchestra. She has been playing violin since she was 5 years old, but switched to viola her junior year of high school, and now primarily plays the viola. Julia plans on double majoring in Music and Cognitive Brain Sciences.