Voice, Piano, Theory, Songwriting, Early Childhood Music


DMA Vocal Performance, UNT (2024)*
PhD Musicology, UNT (2025)*
MA Musicology, MU, MO (2018)
MM Voice, MU, MO (2017)
Master’s Opera, Conservatorio Cimarosa, Italy (2013)
BA Philosophy, FLUL, Portugal (2010)*

*Minor: Music Theory; Early Music; Foreign Languages (Spanish, French, German)


With over a decade of teaching and performance experience, Ms. Coelho teaches private lessons for students of any age (voice, piano, theory, songwriting/composition), and classes (musicology and philosophy) at the college level. She is currently Music Appreciation Adjunct Faculty at UNT Dallas and Music History Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas, while at the final stages of her 2 doctoral dissertations: representation of disability in 17th-century Italian Opera (Ph.D.) and transcription/vocal score of 18th-century sacred music by Marcos Portugal (DMA).

 As a musician, she performs weekly in the DFW area through PhilosMelodia: The Singing Harp and as a Hymn Leader in Denton. She records music on a regular basis and has won several national and international competitions as a soprano. Ms. Coelho often accompanies her own singing at the Gothic harp, psaltery, lyre, piano, and organ at live music musical events, performing her own musical arrangements and works on a regular basis.

 As a published researcher and writer, she has peer-reviewed works in musicology, philosophy, music theory, and poetry in English, Portuguese, and Italian – including her own poetry book Fragmentos de Infinito (“Fragments of Infinite,” illustrations by Gabriel Coelho, 2017) – and has presented at national and international conferences.

For information about her work, including recorded albums, published work, and upcoming performances and presentations, please visit: https://xjcoelhox.wixsite.com/juliacoelho