Dr. Tijuana Julian is currently the vice president of student affairs, dean of students and director of jazz activities at Drury University. In addition, she teaches trumpet and several music courses in the music education program, as well as African-American Music. Prior to returning to Drury University, Dr. Julian was on the faculty of Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. She is active in the Springfield area as a trumpet player performing as principal trumpet of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and the Springfield Regional Opera orchestra. She frequently serves as an adjudicator, clinician and soloist throughout southwest Missouri.
She was the recipient of the Burlington Northern Award for Faculty Achievement at Drury University and was awarded the 1996 Distinguished Faculty Award by the Drury Alumni Association. She has served on the Festivals committee of the Missouri Arts Council and on the board of directors of the Springfield Area Arts Council. She was a finalist in the 1997 solo competition at the International Women's Brass Conference held on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis. She was recently selected as a finalist by the American Council on Education in Washington, D.C. for their fellowship program in developing leaders in higher education administration.