A multilingual and versatile jazz and world music vocalist, Julie Slim brings forth the cultural influences that shape her life in her musical project, RendezVous, a quintet with whom she won an Honorary Merit Award in 2017 from the International Songwriting Competition for her original song, Sarabande de Solitude (Shawn Ellison/Julie Slim). She was also featured in the 2017 Songwriters Showcase at SXSW. Julie Slim & RendezVous have held residencies at The Skylark Lounge and the premier jazz venue, Parker Jazz Club in Austin TX. Growing up in Beirut, Lebanon, Julie fell in love with the theatre in her teenage years, and after nurturing her second love for languages in college (BA Speech/Language Pathology, MA Linguistics), she immersed herself in musical theatre in Allentown PA, playing a variety of roles like Hodel (Fiddler on The Roof), Pitti Sing (The Mikado), Princess Ababu (Kismet), culminating in Austin with a B. Iden Payne award nomination for Lead Actress for her role in the original children's show, Deep In The Heart of Texas (dir. Alice Carnes). Julie transitioned from the musical theatre world to the jazz world in 2001 as a lead jazz vocalist with the Austin Jazz Workshop performing Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Gershwin and Hoagie Carmichael as well as teaching clinics to elementary students on these fine composers. Since 2008, Julie has participated as a soloist with Bereket, UT Middle Eastern Ensemble, singing in Arabic, Turkish, Armenian and Farsi, as well as directing the Arabic choir. With RendezVous, Julie combines her experience as an actor, linguist and improvisor to create a fun, yet informative show that takes the listener on a trip around the world. Upon an invitation by UT OLLI LAMP in February 2017 Julie enjoyed giving a seminar at The University of Texas on the topic of love through the music of Edith Piaf, titled Hymn To Love, accompanied by her pianist and songwriting collaborator, Shawn Ellison. Julie Slim has released three albums with RendezVous, available online on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music and other music websites. Julie is currently working on her next album with RendezVous, which will be multilingual and will feature original songs. Julie is honored to volunteer at Hospice Austin's Christopher House with the Threshold Choir, with who she is featured as a composer as well. --- **Employment and project experience** **Sound Engineer** Acme Co. _January 2017 - March 2017_ **Music Producer** Universal Group Inc. _January 2019 - March 2019_WWW

Julie Slim

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A multilingual and versatile jazz and world music vocalist, Julie Slim brings forth the cultural influences that shape her life in her musical project, RendezVous, a quintet with whom she won an Honorary Merit Award in 2017 from the International Songwriting Competition for her original song, Sarabande de Solitude (Shawn Ellison/Julie Slim). She was also featured in the 2017 Songwriters Showcase at SXSW. Julie Slim & RendezVous have held residencies at The Skylark Lounge and the premier jazz venue, Parker Jazz Club in Austin TX. Growing up in Beirut, Lebanon, Julie fell in love with the theatre in her teenage years, and after nurturing her second love for languages in college (BA Speech/Language Pathology, MA Linguistics), she immersed herself in musical theatre in Allentown PA, playing a variety of roles like Hodel (Fiddler on The Roof), Pitti Sing (The Mikado), Princess Ababu (Kismet), culminating in Austin with a B. Iden Payne award nomination for Lead Actress for her role in the original children's show, Deep In The Heart of Texas (dir. Alice Carnes). Julie transitioned from the musical theatre world to the jazz world in 2001 as a lead jazz vocalist with the Austin Jazz Workshop performing Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Gershwin and Hoagie Carmichael as well as teaching clinics to elementary students on these fine composers. Since 2008, Julie has participated as a soloist with Bereket, UT Middle Eastern Ensemble, singing in Arabic, Turkish, Armenian and Farsi, as well as directing the Arabic choir. With RendezVous, Julie combines her experience as an actor, linguist and improvisor to create a fun, yet informative show that takes the listener on a trip around the world. Upon an invitation by UT OLLI LAMP in February 2017 Julie enjoyed giving a seminar at The University of Texas on the topic of love through the music of Edith Piaf, titled Hymn To Love, accompanied by her pianist and songwriting collaborator, Shawn Ellison. Julie Slim has released three albums with RendezVous, available online on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music and other music websites. Julie is currently working on her next album with RendezVous, which will be multilingual and will feature original songs. Julie is honored to volunteer at Hospice Austin's Christopher House with the Threshold Choir, with who she is featured as a composer as well. --- **Employment and project experience** **Sound Engineer** Acme Co. _January 2017 - March 2017_ **Music Producer** Universal Group Inc. _January 2019 - March 2019_WWWW

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A multilingual and versatile jazz and world music vocalist, Julie Slim brings forth the cultural influences that shape her life in her musical project, RendezVous, a quintet with whom she won an Honorary Merit Award in 2017 from the International Songwriting Competition for her original song, Sarabande de Solitude (Shawn Ellison/Julie Slim). She was also featured in the 2017 Songwriters Showcase at SXSW. Julie Slim & RendezVous have held residencies at The Skylark Lounge and the premier jazz venue, Parker Jazz Club in Austin TX.
Growing up in Beirut, Lebanon, Julie fell in love with the theatre in her teenage years, and after nurturing her second love for languages in college (BA Speech/Language Pathology, MA Linguistics), she immersed herself in musical theatre in Allentown PA, playing a variety of roles like Hodel (Fiddler on The Roof), Pitti Sing (The Mikado), Princess Ababu (Kismet), culminating in Austin with a B. Iden Payne award nomination for Lead Actress for her role in the original children’s show, Deep In The Heart of Texas (dir. Alice Carnes).
Julie transitioned from the musical theatre world to the jazz world in 2001 as a lead jazz vocalist with the Austin Jazz Workshop performing Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Gershwin and Hoagie Carmichael as well as teaching clinics to elementary students on these fine composers. Since 2008, Julie has participated as a soloist with Bereket, UT Middle Eastern Ensemble, singing in Arabic, Turkish, Armenian and Farsi, as well as directing the Arabic choir.
With RendezVous, Julie combines her experience as an actor, linguist and improvisor to create a fun, yet informative show that takes the listener on a trip around the world. Upon an invitation by UT OLLI LAMP in February 2017 Julie enjoyed giving a seminar at The University of Texas on the topic of love through the music of Edith Piaf, titled Hymn To Love, accompanied by her pianist and songwriting collaborator, Shawn Ellison.
Julie Slim has released three albums with RendezVous, available online on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music and other music websites. Julie is currently working on her next album with RendezVous, which will be multilingual and will feature original songs. Julie is honored to volunteer at Hospice Austin’s Christopher House with the Threshold Choir, with who she is featured as a composer as well.


Employment and project experience

Sound Engineer Acme Co.
January 2017 - March 2017

Music Producer Universal Group Inc.
January 2019 - March 2019


Skills

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Backing Vocal
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Freelance Gig
GarageBand
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Google Drive
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Lead Vocal
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Language

Arabic
Advanced
French
Advanced

Education

Bachelors of Arts - Speech/Language Pathology at University of Pittsburgh
September 6, 1979 - August 13, 1982
theoretical aspects of speech and language disorders
Masters Of Arts - Linguistics at University Of Michigan
January 4, 1983 - May 25, 1984
Theoretical study of languages with practical applications in Teaching English as a Second Language

Qualifications

Kòdaly Certificate of Methodology Level III
September 7, 1999 - May 24, 2002
Highest level certificate in the methodology of teaching ear training and solfège to elementary students according to Zoltan Kòdaly

Industry Experience

Media & Entertainment
    uniE603 Hear My Heart
    I wrote this song during a gathering of Threshold Choir International members in a song writing workshop. It is now in the official repertoire of Threshold Choir, https://www.twine.net/signin, a nonprofit organization that provides songs of comfort for people in life transtion #vocalWW
    uniE603 Time Flies
    An original song about the relative nature of time. I recorded this with my band, RendezVous with an arrangement by Grammy Award winner Dr. James Polk. #music #vocalWW

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