Patricia Julien writes extensively for theatrical productions, including composing the score for O, Caligula! A Mvsical. In the last ten years, 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, Marat/Sade, and Coracles, Castanets, Cadaques. She recently wrote the score for the award-winning 2017 short film Anonymous. In addition to dramatic genres, Patricia composes works for mixed-voice choral ensembles, solo voice and piano, orchestra, contemporary chamber ensembles, small jazz combos, and big band. She also writes acoustic and electronic music for dance.
Patricia performs widely as a jazz flutist. She has appeared in concert at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and The Kennedy Center. Concert tours with Persian singer Dariush 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.
She graduated with honors from Ithaca College, earned the Master of Music in Jazz and Commercial Studies from Manhattan School of Music, and holds the Ph.D. in Music
Theory from the University of Maryland, College Park. 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 served on the music faculties of Skidmore College and George Washington University.