Faculty - Patricia Julien

Patricia Julien

Patricia Julien, Professor
Music theory, jazz composition and arranging, jazz history

  • Ph.D. (Music Theory), University of Maryland
  • M.M. (Jazz and Commercial Studies), Manhattan School of Music
  • B.Mus. (Flute), Ithaca College
Contact information
Email: Patricia Julien

S17 Office Hours

Music Building A313 | MWF 1-2, & by appointment

Patricia Julien is a Professor of Music at the University of Vermont, where she teaches courses in music theory, jazz composition and arranging, and jazz history. Before arriving at UVM, Ms. Julien taught at Skidmore College, George Washington University, and University of Maryland, College Park. She 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.

Awards and Grants:

Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award, Assistant Professor, 2006
Faculty Research Support Award, College of Arts and Sciences, 2009
Lattie F. Coor Award, College of Arts and Sciences, 2011+ 2012
Dean’s Fund Grant, College of Arts and Sciences, 2004 + 2008

Memorable performances:

Ms. Julien 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 Cafe, CBGBs, and The 55 Bar, and has worked with such artists as Ari Hoenig, Ron Elliston, Atilla Engin, and Kenny Wessel.

Published works:

Ms. Julien has published articles and reviews in Jazz Perspectives, Theory and Practice, Annual Review of Jazz Studies, Jazz Education Journal, and Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy. As a flutist, recordings include a CD as leader of the fusion band Fragile Zoe (Frame Problem, 2010) and two CDs as leader of the jazz quartet the Patricia Julien Project (Glee, 2006 and Still Light at Night, 2012). She composes works for mixed-voice choral ensembles, solo voice and piano, orchestra, contemporary chamber ensembles, small jazz combos, and big band. She also has written music for 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, and David Woods adaptation of The Witches by Roald Dahl. Several of Patricias works are published with Imagine Music Publishing.

Ms. Julien is a member of the Society for Music Theory, Music Theory Society of New York State, and Society of Composers, Inc.

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Faculty Directory

D. Thomas Toner, Department Chair
Paul Asbell, Jazz Guitar
Steve Blair, Jazz Harmony
Joe Capps, Jazz Guitar
Nadine Carpenter, Oboe
Adrian Carr, History
Tom Cleary, Jazz Piano
Sarah Cullins, Voice
Amber deLaurentis Cleary, Jazz Voice
Melissa Dickerson, Voice
Steve Ferraris, Djembe
David Feurzeig, Theory
Anne Janson, Flute
Patricia Julien, Theory, Jazz
Steve Klimowski, Clarinet
Yutaka Kono, Orchestra
Matt LaRocca, Piano, Theory
John Mantegna, Guitar
Brian McCarthy, Saxophone

Andrew Moroz, Jazz Trombone
David Neiweem, Voice, Choirs, Organ
Natalie Neuert, Arts Management
Paul Orgel, Piano
Sylvia Parker, Piano, Theory
Stuart Paton, Taiko Drumming
Suzanne Polk, Cello
Evelyn Read, Violin/Viola
Patricia Riley, Music Ed.
Chris Rivers, Wind Ensemble
John Rivers, Jazz Bass
Lori Salimando-Porter, trombone
Jeff Salisbury, Drums
Wayne Schneider, History
Heidi Soons, Harp
Clyde Stats, History
Alex Stewart, Jazz
Emily Taubl, Cello
Joshua Thompson, Horn
William Tilley, Bass
D. Thomas Toner, Band, Percussion
Ray Vega, Trumpet, Jazz
Jason Whitcomb, Trumpet
Zach Williamson, sound production
Julie Wolfe, bassoon