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Patricia Julien

Burlington, VT   

Patricia Julien (www.patriciajulien.com) is a composer and jazz flutist. She holds the Master of Music in Jazz and Commercial Studies from Manhattan School of Music and the Ph.D. in Music Theory from University of Maryland, College Park. Patricia 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 jazz CDs as leader: Glee (2006) and Still Light At Night (2012) by the Patricia Julien Project; and Frame Problem (2010) by Fragile Zoe; and she appears as a sideman on many other recordings.

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 and in China. 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, Anna’s Journal by Joy Kipp, and Winne the Pooh by A.A. Milne. Patricia also composed the score for the new original musical O, Caligula! with book and lyrics by Kevin Christopher. Several of Patricia’s works are published with Imagine Music Publishing.

Patricia currently teaches courses in music theory and jazz composition and arranging at the University of Vermont.

Mr. Pate’s Barbershop

A piece for voice and small jazz ensemble. I wrote this as a setting of the poem by Major Jackson.

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Peter Pan medley

Here’s an assortment of music I wrote for a live theatrical production of Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie.

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Large Crow (from Three Songs at Winter’s End)

This is the third movement of a work I wrote for SATB a cappella chorus, setting poems by April Bernard.

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