Since 2006, Julie Turner has been the Associate Conductor, Composer in Residence and a Board Member of Music City Bronze, Nashville's advanced community handbell group under the direction of Principal Conductor and former Handbell Musicians of America (AGEHR) National President, John Pfeiffer. Julie has also been the handbell director at her church in Nashville since 1999. She holds a B.A. in Music from Cumberland University and was a contract music engraver for the United Methodist Publishing House for nine years. Julie has over 30 published handbell arrangements and compositions and was named Composer of the Year in 2009 by Jeffers Handbell Supply. Julie and her husband Jim have lived in Nashville since 1986, where they raised their kids, Dylan and Mallory. Dylan and his wife Cynthia are both members of the Tennessee National Guard, and Mallory has taken up residence in Colorado to pursue her passion for singing and songwriting. To fill the void now that they're empty-nesters, Julie and Jim shower affection on their two very spoiled cats, Ivy and Cosima.