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Associate Professor
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Specialty:music theory, jazz composition and arranging, jazz improvisation, jazz flute, and early work of Wayne Shorter
Biography:Patricia Julien teaches courses in music theory, jazz composition and arranging, and jazz improvisation. Her analytical work examines the early compositions of jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter, studying the ways in which he engages and avoids functional harmonic relations. As a jazz flutist, Patricia has performed at Birdland, The Knitting Factory, The New Music Cafe, CBGB’s, and The 55 Bar, and has worked with artists such as Ari Hoenig, Randy Brecker, Roy Hargrove, Ron Elliston, Kenny Wessel, and Atilla Engin. Her 2006 CD, Glee by the Patricia Julien Project, is available at and Patricia has composed and arranged works for solo voice and piano, mixed-voice choral ensembles, small jazz combos, big band, marching band, concert band, various chamber ensembles, and orchestra. She holds the Ph.D. in Music Theory from the University of Maryland, College Park, and the Master of Music in Jazz and Commercial Studies from Manhattan School of Music.