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GALLERY

MUSIC

UPCOMING & RECENT PROJECTS / EVENTS

RECENTE/UPCOMING MUSICAL PERFORMANCES 

2023 Spring Performances*:

February 21, 4pm, Voertman Hall, Denton TX

Soloist soprano, Voice Departmental

Rossini: "Anzoletta dopo la regata," from La regata Venetiana

Acc. on the piano by Jiaqi Chen

Electroacoustic Cantata La Solitudine delle Moltitudini (The Loneliness of the Multitudes) 

Music by Marco Buongiorno Nardelli, for 16 female voices and soprano Júlia Coelho. Presented at “The Art of Connection,” MEET Digital Arts Center of Milan (Italia)

March 20 8PM, Spectrum, Voertman Hall, Denton TX

Song Cycle O Tempo fora do Temp(mov. IV-V)

With Chamber ensemble

Music by Kory Reeder, Poetry by Júlia Coelho

April 27 6:30PM, Voertman Hall, Denton TX

Júlia Coelho, DMA Recital: O Tempo fora do Tempo

7 movements, with Chamber ensemble

Music by Kory Reeder, Poetry by Júlia Coelho

May 17, 21:30 (PT time) Cinegranadeiro, Grândola, Portugal

Zeca Afonso - Música de Protesto (Protest Music of Zeca Afonso)

One-hour performance of Zeca Afonso pieces arranged for and performed with voice and gothic harp by Júlia Coelho

* In addition to the weekly soloist performances for voice, piano and/or harp at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Texas

For more tracks and music videos (including self-accompaniment and different genres), please visit the "MUSIC" section on this website and the channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/xJCOELHOx

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UPCOMING / RECENT INVITED TALKS  
& CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2023 Spring Talks / Conference Presentations

Jan. 22 DUUF, Denton TX, Invited Talk, Guest Speaker

“Beyond Visibility” (On Invisible Disability) 

UU service worship leading; reflection on socio-cultural implications and perceptions on invisible disabilities in modern Western society

Special music offered by Júlia Coelho and Levi Walls

 

Feb. 25, National Conference Paper Presentation (online), NAGPS: "Visibility Politics and the Able-Body Passing: Invisible Disability in Academia and Music Performance"

National Association of Graduate-Professional Students

Yearly National Conference

2022 Recent Presentations

July 31, DUUF, Denton TX, Invited Talk, Guest Speaker

"Protest Music: Resistance and Change"

UU service worship leading; reflection on protest music and resistance against dictatorship in Portugal and Angola, and the artist's role in society and the power to change.

Special music 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

Oct. 23, Invited Talk, NAGPS Leadership Series:

"The Silent Disability: Navigating Research and Music Performance with Invisible Conditions"

National Association of Graduate-Professional Students

Online format; presentation from the point of view of a musician and a researcher; presented in honor of International Invisible Disability Awareness Week.

National Association of Graduate-Professional Students

PEER-REVIEWED ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

Album Review Madera de Pájaro by Dua de Pel. In Journal of the International Alliance for Women in Music Vol. 30 no. 1, ed. Laura Pita, 2023

Forthcoming (March 2023)

Book Chapter (co-authored) “The Art of Liminality: Sea, Saudade, and Liminality.” IThe 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: 2022-23

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).

 

Harmonia Journal Editor: 2021-22 Edition Published 

The 2021-22 edition, edited by Júlia Coelho, can be seen here

Article Publication and Research Award: "Joachim Burmeister, Wolfgang Schonsleder, and Christian Bernhard: Theory or Theories of Musical-Rhetorical Figures?" in Harmonia 18, 2021

Júlia Coelho received the "Graham H. Phipps Paper Award" for her recent research peer-reviewed article on 17th-century German Musica Poetica (journal editor: Levi Walls)

Article in Journal Harmonia, n. 18, 2020-21 edition here

RECENT / UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL RECORDINGS  / ALBUMS 

Spring 2023 

O Tempo fora do Tempo (2023, forthcoming)
Music by Kory Reeder; Poetry set by Júlia Coelho

Song cycle about Time and Illness.  

For solo soprano (Júlia Coelho) and chamber ensemble.

(Duration: ca. 50 min.)

"Tabletop Opera" The Shopping List (2023)

Music by Marco Nardelli; Libretto by Ken Eklund 

Final recording presented at 2023 Currents New Media Festival

June, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Electroacoustic Cantata La Solitudine delle Moltitudini (The Loneliness of the Multitudes) 

Music by Marco Buongiorno Nardelli, for 16 female voices and soprano Júlia Coelho. Presented at “The Art of Connection,” MEET Digital Arts Center of Milan (Italia) 

Recents Album Recordings
Virtual Reality Micro-Opera: Songs from Vessels: Spellbook in the House of Hearts (2022) Music by Christopher Poovey; Libretto by Bea Goodwin

With chamber orchestra and electronics;

Solo soprano Júlia Coelho; solo tenor J Andrew Smith

(Duration: 30 min.)

Codex Symphonia (2022). Music by Kory Reeder

For symphony orchestra, choir, and fixed media. 

With solo soprano (Júlia Coelho), viola (Kathleen Crabtree), percussion (Brandon Waterside), and piano soloists.

(Duration: over an hour)

RECENT PERFORMANCE AWARDS

1st Prize - 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 – 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

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