About Juliana Hall (1958- ) Huntington, West Virginia
Juliana Hall is primarily known as an art song composer whose works have been described by the Boston Globe's Richard Dyer as "the most genuinely moving music of the afternoon" and the Washington Post's Joseph McLellan as "brilliant." In 1989 Hall received a Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition, and since that time her songs have been heard in 29 countries on 6 continents, and in more than 30 states across America. Juliana Hall earned a Master's degree in Music Composition from the Yale School of Music and her formal study concluded in Minneapolis, with composer Dominick Argento. In addition to performances at prestigious concert venues including the 92nd Street Y, the Library of Congress, the Théâtre du Châtelet, Hall's songs have been presented at numerous festivals, including the London Festival of American Music and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. Special recital appearances include songs from Hall's soprano song cycle "Night Dances" on Dawn Upshaw's "First Songs" series at the Morgan Library and Museum and a performance of her mezzo soprano song cycle "Letters from Edna" on the 2016 Joy in Singing/ Edward T. Cone Composers Concert at Lincoln Center.