UPCOMING & RECENT PROJECTS / EVENTS
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DUUF GUEST SPEAKER, JULY 2022:
"PROTEST MUSIC: RESISTANCE AND CHANGE"
Júlia Coelho, will be leading worship and sharing her family's experiences of protest and resistance against dictatorship in Portugal and Angola.
Júlia's musicology research on protest music will guide her reflections on the artist's role in society and the power to change.
Special music will be offered by Júlia Coelho, Erin O'Toole, and Cathy Sassen, including on Portuguese protest music written by anti-dictatorship activist Zeca Afonso (1929-87).
Link to the full service here
BOOK CHAPTER PUBLICATION "THE ART OF LIMINALITY: SEA, SAUDADE, AND LIMINALITY,"
IN THE LIMINAL LOOP (2022)
Book Chapter (co-authored) “The Art of Liminality,” The Liminal Loop, ed. Timothy Carson. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2022.
Sub-chapter on 13th-century Galician-Portuguese cantigas d'amigo (Galician-Portuguese medieval love songs from the female perspective) related to the sea, saudade (longing), and how they express liminal concepts.
(To read this chapter, visit the Publications section)
HARMONIA JOURNAL EDITOR RE-ELECTION
Júlia Coelho has been re-elected as the editor of the Journal Harmonia for the 2022-23 edition (Musicology, Music Theory, and Ethnomusicology, University of North Texas).
The 2021-22 edition, edited by her, can be seen here
1st PRIZE IN 2022 BAROQUE MUSIC CHARLESTON INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION:
SOLO VOICE AND DUET CATEGORIES
Júlia Coelho was awarded the first prize both in categories of "voice" (as a soprano accompanied by the UNT Baroque Orchestra) and "duet" (performing two voices and accompanying her singing at the keyboard and gothic harp, recorded).
See results and bio/announcement here
See solo performance "Son qual nave" by Broschi (Farinelli) here
See duet performance "Lumi, potete piangere" by Legrenzi here
3rd PRIZE IN 2022 VOCAL PERFORMANCE
DFW NATS COMPETITION
Júlia Coelho was awarded the third prize in the "Adult Treble" category in DFW NATS competition.
See results / announcement in the Dallas/Ft Worth Area Chapter of NATS page here
See final performance, "Quero cantar," by Lacerda here
PERFORMANCE AND RECORDING OF VIRTUAL--REALITY MICRO OPERA VESSELS: SPELLBOOK IN THE HOUSE OF HEARTS, BY C. POOVEY
Recording of Virtual-Reality Micro-Opera Vessels,
composed by Chris Poovey, text by Bea Goodman.
Released in 2022; link to video and audio recording here
Júlia Coelho: Voice (soprano)
Andrew Smith: Voice (tenor)
Anne Dearth: Flutes
Brooke Miller: Clarinet
Amanda Hamilton: Viola
Conner Simmons: Bass
Kohei Sakai: Percussion
Garrison Gerard: Conductor
RESEARCH ARTICLE PUBLICATION & AWARD
Júlia Coelho received the "Graham H. Phipps Paper Award" for her recent research peer-reviewed article "Joachim Burmeister, Wolfgang Schonsleder, and Christian Bernhard: Theory or Theories of Musical-Rhetorical Figures?" (17th century German Musica Poetica)
Article in Journal Harmonia, n. 18, 2020-21 edition here
Recording of project Codex Praxis, composed by Kory Reeder.
Music project inspired in medieval music, with period instruments (medieval to baroque).
Kory Reeder: Viola de Gamba, Composer
Júlia Coelho: Voice and Gothic Harp
Hector Torres: Theorbo
Diego Villamil: Baroque Violin
Andrew Smith: Voice (Throat Singing) and Percussion.