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Emmy Award winner to conduct ONU Spring Band Festival

Emmy winning composer Julie Giroux will serve as guest artist-conductor for the Ohio Northern University Music Department Spring Band Festival Concert on Sunday, May 8.  

The performance begins at 4 p.m. in the King-Horn Athletic Facility. Doors open at 3:15 p.m. and  tickets are $5 at the door.

Giroux was born in Fairhaven, Mass., and started composing at age eight. She composed her first concert band work in the eighth grade at the age of 13. She went on to compose and orchestrate music for television and films and received the first of three Emmy nominations in 1989-1990. In 1991-1992, Julie won an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Direction" for the 64th Annual Academy Awards, ABC."  She was the first woman and the youngest person ever to win the award in that category.  Her credits include “White Men Can't Jump,” “Masters of the Universe,” “North & South” and “North & South II,” “Broadcast News,” “Blaze,” “Dynasty” and multiple Academy and Emmy Awards shows.  During her career Giroux has done scores for Celene Dion, Paula Abdul, Jerry Orbach, Dudley Moore, Liza Minelli, Bryan Adams, Peabo Bryson, Angela Lansbury, Jon Bon Jovi, Madonna, Reba McIntyre, Little Richard, Billy Crystal, Michael Jackson and many others.

Giroux will conduct the ONU Wind Orchestra, ONU Symphonic Band and The Ohio All-State Honors Band during the Spring Band Festival Concert. .  Don’t miss this tremendously talented composer.