Patricia Julien is an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Vermont, where she teaches courses in music theory and jazz composition and arranging. Before arriving at UVM, she taught at Skidmore College, George Washington University, and University of Maryland, College Park. She received the Ph.D. in Music Theory from the University of Maryland, College Park, conducting research on the early compositions of jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter. Patricia has presented her continuing research at the national conference of the Society for Music Theory, at regional New York State and New England SMT meetings, and, by invitation, at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, and various U.S. universities. She has published articles and reviews in Theory and Practice, Annual Review of Jazz Studies, Jazz Education Journal, and Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy.
Patricia received the degree Master of Music in Jazz and Commercial Studies from Manhattan School of Music, with emphasis on performance (jazz flute) and composition/arranging. She has appeared in concert at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and The Kennedy Center. Concert tours with Persian singer Dariush have included the eastern United States, Canada, and Europe. While living in New York City, she performed frequently at Birdland, The Knitting Factory, The New Music Café, CBGB’s, and The 55 Bar, and has worked with such artists as Ari Hoenig, Ron Elliston, Atilla Engin, and Kenny Wessel. She has recorded three CDs as leader: Glee (2006) and Still Light At Night (2012) by the Patricia Julien Project; and Frame Problem (2010) by Fragile Zoe.
Patricia composes works for solo voice and piano, mixed-voice choral ensembles, contemporary chamber ensembles, small jazz combos, big band, and orchestra. Her pieces have been performed throughout the United States. She also has written music for numerous theatrical productions, including India Song by Marguerite Duras, Ostentatious Poverty by Rachel Perlmeter, Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl, Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, The Arabian Nights by Mary Zimmerman, The Witches by Roald Dahl, and Anna’s Journal by Joy Kipp. Several of Patricia’s works are published with Imagine Music Publishing. Composer’s website: PatriciaJulien.com.