Photography by Graham Hebel

Photography by Graham Hebel

Recent Works

Visions of Painted Glass (2019) for wind ensemble - Premiered by the CCM Wind Symphony under Kevin Michael Holzman on March 29, 2019 at the University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music. This work was commissioned as the winner of the CCM Wind Symphony Competition.

Wind Quintet in Five (2018) - Premiered by Jenny Lehtonen, Sara Renner, Jessica Lombardo, Alexandra Doyle, and Shelby Jones on March 26, 2019.

Broken Clockwork (2018) for chamber orchestra - Premiered by the CCM Chamber Orchestra under Aik Khai Pung on October 19, 2018 at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music as a part of the Midwest Composers Symposium.

Ki-ka-ko (2018) for solo flute - Premiered and recorded by Lizzy Darling as part of the Sounds of Cincinnati Kickstarter Project to release a disc of solo wind works on Centaur Records.


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. He holds degrees from the University of Connecticut and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where his principal teachers included Kenneth Fuchs, Michael Fiday, Douglas Knehans, Mara Helmuth and Robert Hoyle.

In February 2016, as part of a residency with Caroline Shaw and the vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, Monick arranged the third movement of Shaw’s Pulitzer prize-winning piece Partita for 8 voices for wind ensemble and voice octet. This arrangement saw a performance with Roomful of Teeth and the University of Connecticut Wind Ensemble under Dr. Jefferey Renshaw. A month later, Monick saw the premiere of his 24-minute work Symphony for Wind Ensemble under Dr. Renshaw and the UConn Wind Ensemble.

In 2016, Monick and his colleague Michael Denis O’Callaghan were the recipients of an IDEA Grant. Monick and O’Callaghan were funded 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. Since the completion of the project, Freighhopper has seen performances in various venues including Toad’s Place (CT), The Fez (CT), and Arlene’s Grocery (NYC).

Monick’s music has also been performed at the Northeast Horn Workshop (2013), again Kendell Betts Horn Camp (2015), and in Fiera di Primiero as part of the Music Academy International Chamber Festival (2016).