Julian Terrell Otis (he/him) a creative vocalist, improviser and composer is known for bringing fresh perspective, nuance, and “high drama” to the contemporary music world. He has performed with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Imani Winds, Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble, and Steven Schick. Most notably he created the role of Male Vocalist in George E. Lewis’ Opera Afterword and is exploring the vocal music of Julius Eastman. Julian’s goal is to integrate music, dramatic instincts and experiential elements to create moments for contemplation and social action amongst his audiences.He is so grateful to be apart of Angel Bat Dawid’s Tha Brothahood, an ensemble dedicated to continuing the legacy of Great Black Music.

Bio as of 2024