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Julia Seeholzer

Location: Ohio, USA

Julia Seeholzer’s music has been described as “ingenious”, “lyrical”, and “gently offbeat” by eminent composers. She is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Students in Symphony Hall award and the Laurie Anderson Women in Technology award. Julia’s pieces have been played by many established groups, including the Esterhazy String Quartet, Kalistos Chamber Orchestra, and members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In 2011, she attended Yale University’s New Music Workshop as a composition fellow to study with Martin Bresnick. Julia has had works commissioned by WomenSing, Chicago's Camerata, and SAMOHI's Madrigals and Chamber Singers, among others.

Julia is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in composition at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where she studies with Joel Hoffman. She takes much of her compositional influence from color – intervalic relationships conjure specific hues, which in turn dictate a piece’s direction. When composing for voice, text further impacts each piece’s color spectrum. Julia received her B.M. in composition from the Berklee College of Music, where she graduated summa cum laude; her principal teachers at Berklee were Marti Epstein and Jim Smith.

Outside of composition, Julia is heavily involved in the world of video game music. In 2009, she founded the Video Game Music Choir – an internationally recognized chamber choir that performs video game scores arranged exclusively by and for the group; she directed the group until 2012. Julia is constantly working on arrangements and collaborations, and has worked with the Videri String Quartet, as well as contributed to both the Harmony of a Hunter and Spectrum of Mana projects.

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