Julian has taught private piano lessons for more than 10 years and works as the keyboard player for the 116th Army Band. He has also worked as a piano sales consultant, church musician, vocal accompanist, and performing musician in the Atlanta and Tallahassee areas. Julian holds a Bachelor of Music in piano performance and pedagogy from Shorter University, where he was named outstanding senior in music performance, and a Master of Music in musicology from Florida State University. He has also studied collaborative piano and opera at Opera Viva! in Verona, Italy, and military music at the US Army School of Music in Virginia Beach, VA.