Juliana is a Melbourne-based conductor, composer and teacher with a deep-rooted love for choirs and choral music. Equally at home working with children, community groups and professionals, Juliana rehearses with at least 250 singers every week. She is the director of Exaudi youth choir, assistant conductor of Young Voices of Melbourne and Head of Choral at St Catherine’s School. In 2018 she also founded innovative chamber choir Choral Edge, which sees her regularly experimenting with multimedia performances and theatre collaborations.
As a composer, Juliana strives to create music that is both engaging for singers and memorable for audiences. Her works have been performed by choirs across Australia and are available through the Australian publisher SingScore. Her achievements in composition include joint-winning the Ralph Morton Memorial Composition Competition in 2020 and receiving a commission in 2022 to write and record a song cycle for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
As a singer, Juliana has sung and toured with some of Australia’s finest chamber choirs, including Ensemble Gombert, Polyphonic Voices, The Australian Voices, and Alta Collective.
In 2020, she was selected as one of forty change-makers in music education from around the world to participate in the Global Leaders Program, a highly regarded executive graduate course in social entrepreneurship, teaching artistry, and arts management.
Education: University of Melbourne (MTeach), Middlebury College (B.L.A), Australian Kodaly Certificate