Julien Monick (b. 1994) is a composer of emotionally rich works for a wide variety of acoustic ensembles and fixed media. His goal is to provide genuine, personal responses to the social and natural world around him, each work containing its own portrait of personalities. He has had performances in America and Europe by the CCM Wind Symphony, Unheard-Of//Ensemble, Zodiac Trio, Robert Hoyle, Matthew Russo, UConn Wind Ensemble, and others. Monick and his colleague Michael Denis O’Callaghan were the recipients of an IDEA Grant to record a 60-minute album titled Granted with the alternative rock group Freighthopper while conducting a case study on the social characteristics of the creative process through collaborative musical performance and composition. Monick has also had the opportunity to work with Caroline Shaw and the vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, during which he arranged the third movement of Shaw’s Partita for 8 voices for wind ensemble and voice octet. This arrangement saw a performance with Roomful of Teeth and the UConn Wind Ensemble under Dr. Jefferey Renshaw. He holds degrees from the University of Connecticut and Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where his principal teachers included Kenneth Fuchs, Michael Fiday, Douglas Knehans, Mara Helmuth and Robert Hoyle.
March 31, 2020 | 10:30 am | Music Hall
This concert is canceled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. Ticket info.
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5, I. Allegro con brio
ANDRIESSEN: Workers Union
ANDERSON: The Typewriter
RAUTAVAARA: Cantus Arcticus, "Concerto for Birds and Orchestra", II. Melancholy
MONICK: Spring Thaw (Melody Contest Premiere)
SHOSTAKOVICH: Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a, II. Allegro molto
François López-Ferrer, conductor
Cristian Ganicenco, trombone and loop pedal
Julien Monick, composer
Music Resource Center, collaborator
Ticket Prices$4 with discounts and funding assistance available
Young People's Concerts
Learn about the orchestra's code, innovative instruments and electronic elements in symphonic music.
Congratulations to our Student Melody Contest Winners:
Elana Perry, 8th Grade, "A Spring's Cold Breeze"
Chloe Garcia, 7th Grade, "A Soft Breeze"
Briar Schoettle, 6th Grade, "A Stroll"
Julien Monick is the commissioned composer for the Plugged In Melody Contest premiere, which will feature the melodies of all three winners.
Although the contest entry deadline has passed, explore the prompt and composition activity below.