Ms. Giroux composed a chapter for the GIA published series:

Composers on Composing for Band: Volume Two
Contributing composers: James Curnow,Johan de Meij, Julie Giroux, Donald Grantham,
Robert Jager, Pierre la Plante, David Maslanka, Philip Sparke, Eric Whitacre, Dana Wilson

"An inspirational series that will guide us all toward a better understanding of the magic of music."
— Gary Green
From the Foreword
Composers on Composing for Band, Volume Two, picks up where volume one left off,
opening the door to the creative genius of ten more composers at the top of their field.

A Symphony of Fables
Ms. Giroux’s music is quite popular in Japan. A Symphony of Fables in its entirety (5 movements)
was released on November 28th, 2008 with Fontec Records. Kazuhiko Komatsu conducts the
Osaka Municipal Symphonic Band in this critically acclaimed recording.

The Music of Julie Giroux
Recording by the Univerity of Texas, El Paso. Ron Hufstader, Conducting.
Released by Mark Masters 2010.  8724-MCD
1. To Walk With Wings (7:38)
2. Vigils Keep (10:11)
3. Let Your Spirit Sing (3:22)
4. Journey Through Orion (6:38)
5. KHAN (6:21)
6. Culloden Movement III, Finale (8:25)
7. Glenbury Grove (6:31)
8. La Mezquita de Cordoba (11:40)

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      Julie Ann Giroux was born in Fairhaven, Massachusetts on December 12, 1961. She graduated from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge LA in 1984. She started playing piano at 3 years of age and began composing at the age of 8 and has been composing ever since. Her first published work for concert band, published by Southern Music Company was composed at the age of 13.  
   Julie began composing commercially in 1984. She was hired by Oscar winning composer Bill Conti as an orchestrator,  her first project with Conti being “North & South” the mini-series. With over 100  film, television and video game credits, Giroux collaborated with dozens of film composers, producers, and celebrities including Samuel Goldwyn, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Madonna, Liza Minnelli, Celene Dion, Paula Abdul, Michael Jackson, Paul Newman, Harry Connick Jr. and many others. Projects she has worked on have been nominated for Oscars, Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globe awards. She has won individual Emmy Awards in the field of “Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Direction”. When She won her first Emmy Award, she was the first woman and the youngest person to ever win that award. 
   Giroux has also published a large category of classical works with emphasis on original compositions for Wind Band which are published by Musica Propria and distributed internationally. She is greatly sought after as a composer and recently completing her 5th Symphony “Sun, Rain & Wind” which premiers in June, 2018. Her music has been recorded and reviewed internationally receiving rave reviews and has been performed at major music festivals the world over.
   Giroux has been a true force in a male dominated field and has accrued many previously male only awards. She is a member of ASCAP, The Film Musicians Fund, Kappa Kappa PSI, Tau Beta Sigma and a member of the American Bandmasters Association. She is a recipient of the Distinguished Service to Music Medal Award,  The Emmy Awards and was the first female composer inducted into the American Bandmasters Association in 2009.
A recording of Julie Girouxs music has been overdue but this solid collection by UTEP Wind Symphony was worth the wait. Girouxs works have been receiving plenty of attention in the programs of bands and wind ensembles everywhere. While Girouxs earlier works are in the catalog of Southern Music Company, this recorded collection of more recent works are in the catalog of Musica Propria, Inc. The compositions featured are Vigils Keep, La Mezquita de Cordoba, Journey Through Orion, Glenbury Grove, the appropriately named Let Your Spirit Sing and a most descriptive work entitled KHAN. Also included are a pair of Girouxs most popular compositions To Walk With Wings: Fanfare & Overture and the Finale from the three movement suite Culloden. The listener will find Girouxs style very appreciable, imaginative and free from the clutter, clichés, and tedium of so many other composers in their writings for school, community and professional bands. Ron Hufstader and the UTEP Wind Symphony have outdone themselves with this ideal recording of Girouxs music. I eagerly await Volume 2!!

--Ira Novoselsky - Band World 2010
A Time to Dance
All Good Things
Arcus IX (for solo f tuba and band)
The Beast Within
Before the Sun
The Bonsai Tree
Boston Liberties
Celestial Seas
Chorale for Wind Band and Melodic Percussion
Circus Franticus
Cordoba (for solo piano and band)
Crown of Thorns
Dragon Sky
Dream Dancer
Fantasie in French
Fort McHenry Suite
Glenbury Grove
The Grace in Being
The Greatest Generation

Hands of Mercy
Husaria Cavalry Overture
Hymn for the Innocent
Il Burlone
I'll Be Home A'fore Ye
Italian Rhapsody
Journey Through Orion
Just Flyin'
La Mezquita de Cordoba
Let Your Spirit Sing
Louisiana Parish Sketches
Mambo Perro Loco
March of the Sun Dried Tomatoes
Medalist Fanfare & Celebration
Movin' On Down the Line
Mystery on Mena Mountain
Nearer My God to Thee
Nothing That Is
Of Blood & Stone
One Life Beautiful

Overture in Five Flat
Riften Wed
Shadow Falls
The Speed of Heat
Strathcona Suite
Three Fanfares
Tigertail March
To Walk With Wings
Twelve Gallon Hat
Under the Willow
Vigils Keep
Wagon Trail
West Wind Overture
What Goes in the Night
When Country Comes to Town
Where the Red Fern Grows

Symphonies for Concert Band and Wind Ensembles

Symphony No. I
Culloden (3 Movements)
I. Heilan Lochs, Bairns & Heather
II. I Hae Grat for Tho' I Kend
III. We Toomed Our Stoops for the Gaudy Sodgers

Symphony No. II
No Finer Calling (3 Movements)
I. Integrity March
II. Far From Home
III. Honor Above All

Symphony No. III
A Symphony of Fables (5 Movements)
I. The Lion and the Mouse
II. The Pied Piper of Hamelin
III. The Tortoise and the Hare
IV. The Ugly Duckling
V. The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Symphony No. IV
I. Mount Fuji (Fuji-San)
II. Nihonbashi
III. The Great Wave
IV. Thunder Gate
V. Evening Snow
VI. Hakone Pass

Ms. Giroux's love for Christmas & Holiday music is evident by her many arrangements and re-imaginings of dozens of holiday songs and carols. She prefers to think of them not as holiday or christmas music but as our modern folk/traditional music. Her approach to them ranges from the humorous and outlandish to the serious and difficult. Some are quite poignant and heart breaking to listen to. Many of her arrangments take the original carol or melody and transcends them into much more than just a holiday tune becoming  true works of art in their own right. Her latest album featuring the University of North Texas Symphonic band with Dennis Fisher conducting released in October of 2012 is a spectacular example of this.  Some of these charts feature not only amazing arrangements but also some of the most difficult scoring for wind band you will ever hear.  Nutcracker Fantasia is a much needed addition to the Concert Band Repretoire in that it contains many of the melodies not just from the Suite, but from the entire ballet as well.

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Published Arrangements

Silent Night in Gotham
A Stocking Full of Composers
Christmas with Mozart
O Holy Night (arrangement for solo soprano and band)
Nearer My God to Thee
Christmas & Sousa Forever!
Peter Patapan
The Little Bolero Boy
Hark! Those Jingle Bells are Smokin'
Merrily on High
All Through the Night
The First Noel
The 12 Days of Christmas
What Child is Ringing those Bells?
I Got Rhythm for Christmas
Jingle them Bells
Three Wise Guys
Away in the Manger
Christmas Toons
One Torch, Two Women, Three Ships and Men Rejoicing
The Blue Danube Christmas Waltz
I'll Be Home for Christmas (Brass Feature)
A Very Merry Heart & Soul
Nutcracker Fantasia
Concerto in F Minor, Op. 8, No. 4(RV297), "L'inverno" 1st Movement (Winter)- Vivaldi (Woodwind Feature)
Drummer Boy Charlie (Percussion & Rhythm Feature)
Giroux's Published Works for Wind Band:

Band World Review
Recording: University of North Texas Symphonic Band
Conductor: Various conductors
Publisher: KLAVIER K-11202

Julie Giroux is a multi-faceted composer who is just at home writing for band as she is for film and television. Dennis Fisher is usually the conductor of the UNT Symphonic Band but he shares the duties with several guest conductors on this CD.
The major work is the masterful and highly descriptive Symphony No. 4: Bookmarks from Japan which features a different conductor for each of the six movements. The other works are One Life Beautiful, Impressions, Overture in Five Flat, Riften Wed, Before the Sun, The Twelve Gallon Hat and Carnaval! The final composition is the End Credits from the motion picture The Right Stuff. This music, arranged by Julie Giroux, is by her longtime friend and mentor Bill Conti who also conducts the performance.
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