Flute, Woodwinds, Melody
About our Director, Julie Koidin
Dr. Julie Koidin is a classically trained flutist with graduate degrees from Northwestern University. In the mid '90s she heard a recording of Altamiro Carrilho that would change her life and embark her on a "choro journey." Since that time she has traveled to Brazil 21 times including 2 Fulbright grants to research modern trends in choro. As a result of her Fulbright grants she has authored "Choro Conversations: Pursuing Life, Love and Brazil's Musical Identity" (in Portuguese, "Os Sorrisos do Choro").
She founded the Chicago Choro Club in 2015 in conjunction with her nationally-syndicated radio "choro special" on the WFMT-FM Radio Network - a show specially produced for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. In addition to the Chicago Choro Club, Julie teaches at the University of Illinois where one of her classes is "Brazilian Music and Culture" for the Honors College.
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