Julie A. Giroux attended college at Louisiana State University receiving her Bachelors in Music performance. At that time, she also began composing commercially. She has composed and orchestrated many works for television and film, and received her first of three Emmy nominations in 1989-1990.
In 1991-1992, she 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.
A member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), her credits include White Men Can't Jump, Masters of the Universe, North & South, North & South II, Broadcast News, Blaze, Dynasty,
and multiple Academy and Emmy Awards shows.
Ms. Giroux is an extremely well rounded composer with works for symphony orchestras (including chorus), chamber music, wind ensembles, soloists, brass and woodwind quintets, and many other serious and commercial formats. Her first published work, "Mystery on Mena Mountain" (Southern Music Company), was composed while still in college. Since that time, she has composed and published numerous works for professional wind ensembles, military bands, colleges, public schools and professional orchestras. In 1998, Ms. Giroux decided to go back to her roots full time, composing primarily for concert bands, wind ensembles, and other various forms of music.
For more information on Ms. Giroux, please visit her website.