Patricia Julien is a composer and jazz flutist. She composes works for mixed-voice choral ensembles, solo voice and piano, orchestra, contemporary chamber ensembles, small jazz combos, and big band, and writes original music for theatrical productions. She has composed the music for productions of India Song, Ostentatious Poverty, Eurydice, The Clean House, Peter Pan, The Arabian Nights, The Witches, Anna’s Journal, Winnie The Pooh, and Marat/Sade, and she wrote the music for the recently premiered new musical O, Caligula!. Patricia has received numerous commissions and her works have been performed throughout the United States and in China. Several of her works are published with Imagine Music Publishing. You can find some of her big band charts at Marina Music.
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 four CDs as leader: Glee (2006), Still Light At Night (2012), and Swimming in the Sun (2015) by the jazz quartet Patricia Julien Project, and Frame Problem (2010) with her fusion group Fragile Zoe.
A Professor of Music at the University of Vermont, Patricia 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, Jazz Perspectives, and Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy.