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December, 19, 2024
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM




Julie Giroux

Julie Giroux

The Need for Speed: Compose More Efficiently, Effectively, Quickly and Consistently

Clinic Synopsis:

THE NEED FOR SPEED: Compose more efficiently, effectively, quickly and consistently. (A presentation using Power Point, a Piano and a headset microphone for mobility.) Part I. Talent Acknowledgement VS Craftmanship. Part II. Discipline, Control and Tools. Part III. A -The Need for Speed. Part III. HOW TO SKETCH - examples of sketches by Bill Conti, John Williams etc. Part IV – Form is the Mind Killer, Discuss inception. Part IV -Own your Talent.

Julie Giroux - Biographical Information

Julie began composing commercially in 1984. She was hired by Oscar winning composer Bill Conti as an orchestrator, her first project with Conti being “North & South” the mini-series. With over 100 film, television and video game credits, Giroux collaborated with dozens of film composers, producers, and celebrities including Samuel Goldwyn, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Madonna, Liza Minnelli, Celene Dion, Paula Abdul, Michael Jackson, Paul Newman, Harry Connick Jr. and many others. Projects she has worked on have been nominated for Oscars, Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globe awards. She has won individual Emmy Awards in the field of “Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Direction”. When She won her first Emmy Award, she was the first woman and the youngest person to ever win that award. Her music has been recorded and reviewed internationally receiving top reviews and her music has been performed at major music festivals the world over. Giroux has been a true force in a male dominated field and has accrued many previously male only awards. She is a member of ASCAP, The Film Musicians Fund, Kappa Kappa PSI, Tau Beta Sigma and a member of the American Bandmasters Association. She is a recipient of the Distinguished Service to Music Medal Award, Emmy Awards and was the first female composer inducted into the American Bandmasters Association in 2009.