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The voice studio is located on the third floor
above the lobby, (above the ladies restroom).

Scholarships available

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PPAC 900 South Jefferson st. Mexico, MO 65265

Júlia Coelho

Voice Instructor Presser Performing Arts Center

Júlia Coelho, soprano, comes from Portugal. She has a MM in Vocal Performance (2017) from the University of Missouri, and is currently pursuing a MA in Musicology at the same institution, where she studies with Prof. Tharp and worked for 3.5 years as graduate teaching assistant in voice and in music theory, and as graduate research assistant in musicology.

She has a MM in Canto Lirico from the Conservatory D. Cimarosa in Avellino (2013; vocal performance with focus on music history), and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Lisbon (2010), where she added foreign languages to her studies, namely German, Spanish, and French. As a researcher, she has presented at conferences in Missouri and Italy, and has publications and translations in English, Portuguese, and Italian related to music, poetry, and philosophy.

With a major focus in Early Music as a scholar/performer, she has performed in several choirs and as a soloist in concerts, recitals, staged works/operas, and music festivals in Italy, Portugal, and USA. She won prizes in competitions such as “Città di Eboli” and “Campi Flegrei” (2011, Opera) in Italy, “Luísa Todi” (2015) in Portugal, “MMTA” (2014, 2015) and “American Prize” (2016, Art Song and Oratorio) in the USA. On stage in Italy and in the USA she has performed as Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Cleopatra in Händel’s Giulio Cesare, Fortuna in Monteverdi’s Poppea, Zabel in Keil’s A Serrana, Amina in Bellini’s La Sonnambula, Suor Genevieffa in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Premiére Musicienne in Lully’s Le Carnaval Masquerade, among others, and through the Amherst Early Music Festival with Dr. Julianne Baird, she performed in 2016 Orontea in Cesti’s Orontea.


For more information please call 573-581-5592
Voice lessons take place on Tuesdays and are $25.00 per half hour lesson and $40.00 per hour lesson.
Please call 573-581-5592 to reserve your time slot on Wednesdays.

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