Concert Band Begins Rehearsal of “Christmas with Mozart.”
Julie Giroux, one of the New Horizons Concert Band's favorate composers, is on tap for the upcoming holiday performance. The Concert Band will be performing Christmas with Mozart," a piece GIroux penned in 2007. Here is the San Diego Concert Band's version: Christmas with Mozart.
According to Wikipedia's biography, Giroux (pictured left) was born December 12, 1961 in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. She graduated from Ouachita Parish High School, in Monroe, Louisiana and earned a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Louisiana State University. Immediately after graduation she began orchestrating for the Television Mini Series North and South. From 1985 to 1997, Giroux orchestrated for television and films including April Fool's Day, Dynasty, North and South, North and South Book II, The Karate Kid Part II, Broadcast News, Masters of the Universe, White Men Can't Jump, and Blaze.
In 1997, Giroux began to compose heavily for concert bands and orchestras. In 2009, Giroux, an accomplished pianist, performed Cordoba for Solo Piano and Concert Band in five U.S. cities. Her 2009 film and documentary orchestrations and compositions include the ongoing project Call for Green China, which primarily funded by World Bank was recorded, performed, and broadcast live in China.
Giroux currently resides in Jackson, Mississippi and continues to compose, orchestrate, and arrange for television, movies, concert bands and orchestras.