DePaul University has appointed Julia Coronelli to its harp faculty. “The position begins in Sept. 2021,” says Coronelli. “As a native Chicagoan, I am especially excited and proud to build a harp studio in one of the best musical cities in the world. It’s a renowned school with two new harps, a wonderful orchestra, a brand new music building, and three stunning concert halls. Prior to Sarah Bullen starting the harp program there this past year, there had never been a harp program before. It will be very special to be able to build it really from the ground up, and it’s an incredibly exciting time for harpists in the studio to be a part of that.” Coronelli says the harp program will focus equally on orchestral, solo, and chamber repertoire for undergrad and graduate students, as well as post-graduates pursuing performance certificates. “I want to lead harpists to cultivate strong and successful careers while navigating the world in these ever-changing times.”
Coronelli currently serves as principal harpist of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Prior to that, she served as principal harpist of the Sarasota (Fla.) Orchestra as well as the New World Symphony Orchestra in Miami. She has been featured as a guest performer with the Chicago Symphony and has performed for public figures such as Michelle Obama, Martin Scorsese, Glenn Close, and Neil Peart. As an advocate of new music, she has appeared with contemporary ensembles such as the New Juilliard Ensemble, Axiom, and Szygy New Music. Coronelli holds a Bachelor of Music in harp performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts and a Master of Music in harp performance from The Juilliard School.
For more information about Coronelli, visit her website.