Julie Herndon is a composer and performer working with internal/external space through improvisation, text, graphics, and electronics. Her electroacoustic work has been described as "striking" and "blended to inhabit a surprisingly expressive space" (San Francisco Classical Voice). Her compositions have been performed by ensembles including JACK Quartet, Line Upon Line Percussion, Retro Disco, Elevate Ensemble, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, and St. Lawrence String Quartet, and included at festivals and venues including Artistry Space and
hotel vagabond in Singapore, soundSCAPE in Italy, Zen Mountain Cloud Center in Santa Fe, Wintergreen Performing Arts Festival in Virginia, Megapolis Audio Art Festival in Oakland, San Francisco Art Institute, and Hot Air Festival in San Francisco.
As a pianist and vocalist, Julie performs with H/I Ensemble. Awards in music include the Elizabeth Mills Crothers Award for outstanding musical composition and Barbara Bershon Arts Alliance Award. She is currently the composer in residence for Voci Women's Vocal Ensemble.
Julie is a doctoral candidate at Stanford University where she studies with Mark Applebaum and Brian Ferneyhough. She holds a M.A. in Music Composition from Mills College and a B.A. in Music from St. Mary's College of Maryland.
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