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  • Opera Voice
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Professional singer with years of performance and teaching experience (voice, piano, music theory) offers in-person and on-line individual and group lessons for children and adults (any level/genre)


DMA Voice and PhD Musicology (ABD, 2023) - University of North Texas

My take is that every person has a different instrument, mindset, goal, pace, and sensitivity: no person is the same. I do not believe in "one-size-fits-all" approaches, so I take every case differently.
I generally take the first lesson to get to know the students' goals, preferences, voice, etc., and the first tutoring session as an individual experience.


DMA Voice (minor: music theory, 2023) and PhD Musicology (minor: early music performance. ABD, 2023) - University of North Texas
Previously: MM Voice and MA Musicology (2017, 2018) - University of Missouri
Master's Degree in 'Canto Lirico' (2013) - Conservatorio di Avellino, Italy
BA Philosophy (minor: foreign languages, 2010) - University of Lisbon, Portugal

I have been teaching voice lessons (any level) since 2014; music theory and piano since 2015, both in Missouri (regularly) and in Portugal (intermittently). I've been teaching and tutoring all three subjects in Texas since 2018, and now also on-line.
I can teach in English, Portuguese (Brazil and European), Italian, and Spanish.

In Missouri I taught voice and music theory as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at a University of Missouri and, later, at Mexico Missouri Presser Performing Arts Center. I had a voice studio of ca. 10 students each semester, including of musical theater performers, opera singers, and other musicians.
In the DFW area I have worked at music academies and have my own private studio. I also frequently give individual vocal coaching session, currently on-line only.


Rate for online lessons : $45/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $230
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $460


Voice lessons and coaching: $50/1h voice lessons, $30/half an hour - any level or style.
For piano lessons,$35/1h lesson, $20/half an hour - beginner/intermediate levels.
For music theory, $30/1h, $15/half an hour - beginner/intermediate levels.

- Discount for "lessons-package" bought in advance pending on the number of lessons purchased.

- If I teach at a students' home, the price varies according to the distance.

- Make-up lessons: min. of 24 in advance (unless in emergency situations).

Lessons offered by Júlia
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Singing
  • Music Reading
  • Piano
  • Music Theory
  • Vocal coach
  • Opera Voice
  • All Levels

Júlia's resume


Teaching Experience

2018–present: Music History Graduate Teaching Assistant, College of Music, UNT
- MUMH 2040 Music Appreciation (online) (Fall 2020–Spring 2021)
- MUMH 3500 Music Literature Pre-1750* (Spring 2019–Spring 2020)
- MUMH 3510 Music Literature Post-1750* (Fall 2018) (grading; *two labs weekly; other duties)

2017–present: Piano and Music Theory Instructor
Private lessons (TX [2018–present]; MO [2017–2018]);
Music Academy Castle Hills (TX [2019]): Beginner level

2014–present: Voice Instructor (Voice Teaching Assistant; Instructor at Music Academies; Private Instructor)
Private voice lessons (TX [2018–present]; MO [2014–2018]; Portugal [since 2014])
- Music Academy Castle Hills (TX, 2019)
- Presser Performing Arts Center, Mexico, MO (2017–2018)
- Community Music Program, MU (MO, Fall 2014–Spring 2018)
- Graduate Teaching Assistant, Voice Department, MU (MO, Spring 2014–Fall 2016) MUS_APMS 2455; MUSIC_NM 2445; MUSIC_NM 4445
(Voice lessons [Music majors and non-majors]; assistance with German diction classes, voice auditions, and Opera productions)

2005–present: Private language lessons for non-native speakers: Portuguese, English, Italian languages
U.S. (2014–present); Portugal (Intermittently 2005–present); Italy (2012–2014)

2015–2017: Music Theory Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Music, MU
- MUS_THRY 1220; MUS_THRY 1221 (Fall 2015–Spring 2017)
(Weekly review classes to music majors and non-majors; grading; other duties)

2016: Instructor for Program “Freshman Interest Group” (FIG), University of Missouri
Course “World of Music” (Fall 2016)
(Weekly lectures to freshman music students)

2015–2018: Tutor in Music Theory and Music History, School of Music, MU

2012–2013: Tutor for Children (after school, all subjects 1st – 4th grades), Avellino, Italy

Professional Music Performance Experience

2019–present: Song Leader at Denton Unitarian Universalist Church, Denton (TX)
- Weekly leading Hymn singing;
- Solo singing, self-accompaniment (keyboard, gothic harp, psaltery, percussion)
(From Early to New Music repertoire [some originals])

2020: Album recording Codex Praxis, music by Kory Reeder. Júlia Coelho, Voice and gothic harp; Héctor A. Torres González, theorbo, J. Andrew Smith, percussion and voice; Diego Villamil, baroque fiddle; Kory Reeder, viola da gamba and music (composition)

2019–2020: Several Lecture-recitals on Portuguese culture, history, and music; and Thomas Campion

2012–present: Voice Recitals / Concerts / Musical Events
Fine Arts Western Music (emphasis), Portuguese folk repertoire, Jazz standards, etc.
United States, Portugal, and Italy (Campania Region)

Translation, Editorial Experience, and Library Work

2010–present: Translation and Revision of texts (freelance)
Subjects: Music, Poetry, Ethics, and Social Education. Languages: Portuguese, Italian, English, French, and Spanish

2017–2018: Assistant, Ellis Library Special Books Collections and Main Collections
University of Missouri, Columbia MO

2016–2017: Musicology Graduate Research and Editorial Assistant
School of Music Centennial Book, MU, Author: Dr. Michael Budds, published in 2018

2014–2018: Writing Tutor (Music related)
University of Missouri, School of Music, Columbia MO

2008–2009: Bookstore Assistant / Costumer Service: Book store “Ler Devagar,”
Lisboa, Portugal (3 locations: Fábrica Braço de Prata; Cinemateca Portuguesa;
Exhibition on the 1758 post-Earthquake Lisbon – Terreiro do Paço)

2007–2008: Bookstore Assistant: Philosophy Bookstore “Eterno Retorno,”
Lisboa, Portugal (Fábrica Braço de Prata)


Academic Publications

2021 Article (forthcoming):
“Joachim Burmeister, Wolfgang Schonsleder, and Christian Bernhard: Theory or Theories of MusicalRhetorical Figures?” Harmonia, Vol. 18 (exp.) Denton, TX: University of North Texas, 2021.

2019 Article:
“Claudio Monteverdi e La Favola d’Orfeo: Character Construction and Depiction of Emotion.” Journal
Philomusica On-line Vol 17, N° 1, 2018 (published in 2019).

2018 Book translation, Italian to English:
Cerone, Pietro, and Wolfgang Schonsleder. Musical Interpretation of Text in Vocal Polyphony,
ed. Massimo Di Sandro, trans. Júlia Coelho. Avellino: Pasitea, 2018.

2015 Book chapter, annotated translation, English to Italian:
Burney, Charles, and John Brown. Händel: il Messiah: analisi e critica, ed. Massimo Di Sandro,
trans. with commentary by Júlia Coelho, M. Di Sandro, and Pietro Sgueglia. Avellino: Pasitea, 2015.

2012 Article translation from Spanish to Portuguese:
Lúcio-Villegas, Emílio, “A construção da cidadania participativa através da educação,” trans, Júlia
Coelho, Revista Lusófona de Educação, América do Norte, 20 (2012), pp. 13–29.

2010 Book review:
Coelho, Júlia, Review of Reflections on Gender and Science by Evelyn Fox Keller, in Philosophica.
Lisboa: Departamento de Filosofia, Faculdade de Letras, 35, 2010, pp. 204–12.

Non-Academic Publications

2017 Poetry book:
Coelho, Júlia. Fragmentos de Infinito, drawings by Gabriel Coelho. Lisbon: Maria Graça Melo
(original poetry in Portuguese)

2017 Bilingual poem publication:
Coelho, Júlia. “Sfuggite ore,” in Namorar é preciso. Lisbon: Maria Graça Melo (Original poem in
Italian, written and translated by the author to Portuguese)

2005/6 Critical, creative, and poetry writing
In local newspaper Ecos de Grândola, Column: “Da minha Janela” (Grândola, Portugal; monthly)

1997 Poem publication:
Coelho, Júlia. “Quando eu era,” Ecos de Grândola (Grândola, Portugal)


Conference Paper Presentations

“Mozart’s Fascination with Melodrama–Revisited,” (co-authored with Dr. Judith Mabary)
- 2018 Society for Eighteenth-Century Music, 8th Biennial Conference, Tallahassee, FL (Feb. 22–25)

“Claudio Monteverdi and La Favola d’Orfeo: Character Construction and Depiction of Emotion”
- 2018 Northeast Regional Conference, College Music Society (CMS) Univ. Delaware, Newark, DE (March)
- 2018 Great Plains Regional Conference, CMS, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA (March)
- 2018 “Conversing Among the Ruins: The Persistence of the Baroque.” (WSECS, Annual Conference)
Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (February)
- 2018 “Music Inside and Out:” British Forum for Ethnomusicology and Royal Musical Association;
Research Students’ Conference. University of Huddersfield, UK (January)
- 2017 The Making of a Genius: Claudio Monteverdi from Cremona to Mantua. Università di Pavia, Mantua
and Cremona, Italy (June), International Conference. Conference results report: Thomas Dunn,
“Monteverdi in Cremona and Mantua” Early Music, Oxford Univ Press (August 2017).

“Operatic Character and Emotion in Monteverdi’s La Favola d’Orfeo”
- 2017 Research & Creative Activities Forum (RCAF), Graduate Professional Council, MU (March 11)


Leadership, Mentorship, Representative Work, and Professional Development

2020-present UNT Graduate Student Council, College of Music Graduate Student Senator
Representative / Liaison with the organization “Someone Like Me” (SLM)
(advocating for students with invisible disabilities at UNT)
2020–present Co-Chair Division of Vocal Studies Student Council
2020–present Co-Chair Dean's Advisory Council Graduate Student Representative for the Vocal Department
2019–present GAMuT Musicology Representative (UNT Grad. Association of Musicologists und Theorists)
2019–present GAMuT Mentorship Program
2018–present Leading Italian Reading Group through GAMuT (weekly meetings)
2020 Conference Session Chair at 2020 GAMuT Conference at UNT (February 1)
2019 Graduate Student Council Award Committee Member
2009, 2020 Conference Assistance: FLUL, Núcleo Algarve Instituto Paulo Freire, and UNT
2012 Judge for Voice Competition Concorso Canoro Cantagiro Liverese, Liveri, Italy (July 16)

Workshops / Other Professional Development Activities

2018 Baroque Opera Workshop (BOW), Queens College, Queens NY (June) with Dr. Julianne Baird
Selected scenes from Monteverdi’s Operas: Poppea in Poppea and Pastore in Orfeo
2017 Historical Notation Bootcamp – Medieval Music Notation, with Andrew Hicks and Anna
Zayaruznaya. Yale University, New Haven, CT (August 7–11)
2016 Amherst Early Music Festival, New London CT (July) with Julianne Baird and Aaron Sheenan
Vocal Soloists Program, Cesti’s Orontea Scenes, Orontea
2016 BOW, Queens College (June) with Dr. Baird, Première musiciènne in Lully’s Le Carnaval
2012 Workshop “Metodologia Orff-Schulwerk: Parola, Gesto, Suono” with Marcello Napoli and
Maurizio Gianella. Conservatorio Domenico Cimarosa, Avellino, Italy (October 19–27)
2009 Workshop on Translation of Theatrical Text (from French and English to Portuguese)
Theater Association FATAL and Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal (May)

Community Service / Volunteering (most recent)

2018–present Representative work in several student organizations (see above)
2018–present Member of MSA organization: community service at several activities around the DFW area
2014–present Orientation / assistance towards International Students and Incoming Students at MU and


2018–20 Multicultural Scholastic Award (MSA, UNT)
2018 Academic Achievement (UNT)
2018 MU International Engagement Award – Student category, University of Missouri
2018 3rd prize paper presentation, Helen Koon Award: 2018 Western Society for 18th-Century Studies
2018 Michael Deppe, Music Award (School of Music, MU)
2017–18 Graduate Student Association and Professional Council Travel Grants, MU
2017–18 Curator’s Grant-in-Aid, MU
2017 Professional Presentation Travel Award, MU
2012–16 Several awards related to vocal performance/Art Song/Oratorio (Portugal, Italy, USA)
2009–10 Research Grant on Ethics, Political, and Environmental Philosophy (Portuguese Institute for
Science and Technology [FCT] and Philosophy Studies Center, University of Lisbon)
2006 2nd prize in creative writing contest, “Cartas a ninguém,” (Letters to No One; Grândola)


Languages [1–low; 5–high] Certificates
Portuguese Native speaker
English 5 TOEFL: 108/120, 2017 (Living in the US since 2014)
Italian 5 University Salerno, 2010, B2 (Lived in Italy ’09-’13)
Spanish 5 CLI, Language Center, Lisbon University, 2009
French 4 DELF Alliance Française. 2011, B2 (10 years study)
German 3 Centro Linguistico of Fisciano, 2011, B1 (4 years)
Latin 2 (reading/pronouncing)

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