Julianna Pierdomenico is an educator, performer, and composer who has performed with the American Chamber Ensemble and is an active participant of the Appalachia Wind Symphony. She is a founding member of Chaos Incarné, a clarinet trio based in Greensboro, NC whose goals are to expand the repertoire and diversify compositions for three clarinets. Her academic interests include empowering and discovering the voices of minority groups who were erased from the history of Western art music from the late nineteenth through early twentieth centuries. She presented her research on Ethel Smyth at the International Alliance for Women in Music's 2022 Conference.
Julianna has experience educating a wide variety of age groups. Her student teaching placements included a secondary instrumental and an elementary instrumental program, where she gained experience in teaching elementary, middle, and high school instrumental students. Since finishing her M. Ed. in Music Education, Julianna also maintains a private studio teaching beginning through advanced clarinet students and beginning to intermediate flute and saxophone students. Other teaching experiences outside of music include being a Youth Director for a Lutheran Church in Havertown, PA and being a camp counselor and on the leadership team at Bear Creek Camp in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
As a performer, Julianna has performed concerts in the USA and Belgium and has been the principal clarinet of the Kutztown University Wind Ensemble, Hofstra University Wind Ensemble, and Hofstra University Symphonic Band. In 2018, she won the Rhoda Pinsley Levin Endowed Award for Excellence in Music Performance and the American Chamber Ensemble Award, the latter of which allowed her a performance with The American Chamber Ensemble, of which Stanley and Naomi Drucker are frequent collaborators. Julianna also won the Dorothy B. Hoag Endowed Award for Music Performance in 2017. Her primary teachers include Dr. Aileen Razey, Professor Laurie Friedman-Adler, and Julie Drey.
She has written for brass quintet, clarinet quartet, Hofstra University's New Music Ensemble, SATB choir, orchestra, and wind band. Julianna spent time at Temple University studying composition, and while there workshopped a new piece with Temple's Symphonic Band. Her primary composition teachers include Jan Krzywicki, Adam Glaser, Chandler Carter, and Paul Chihara.
Other awards won include a spot as an Instrumental Conducting Fellow for the University of Miami's Frost Young Women Conductors' Symposium, a teaching assistantship at Temple University in music theory, Trustee Leroy J. Weed Scholarship, and Trustee Rudolph Zinsser Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Julianna was selected as the Hofstra University Music Department Outstanding Graduating Senior (2019) and Outstanding Current Junior (2018).
Julianna is currently pursuing her Master of Music in Performance at the University of North Carolina - Greensboro and is studying with Dr. Andy Hudson and Dr. Anthony Taylor. She is also a graduate instructional assistant in music theory and is a member of NAfME and ICA. In her free time, Julianna volunteers as a board member for the 501(c)(3) non-profit Keep Music Alive and enjoys being outside and spending time with her cats and family.