UNT grad blends cinema, early music in cutting-edge DFW music company
SOURCE: Denton Record Chronicle
Julianna Emanski dreamed of getting a performance degree, but the Grammy-nominated soprano followed her parents’ advice to study music education.
After graduation, Emanski took her craving to perform and her teacher’s love of learning and created a new company. Lumedia Musicworks is a young Dallas-Fort Worth company that braids baroque music into cinema and live performance.
“I love ensemble singing and the baroque style,” Emanski said a few days out from the company’s live performance of Stabat Mater. The Lenten concert was performed and streamed from St. Monica Catholic Church in Dallas. “I have a lot of ideas but no one took them seriously. The flair of performing, how stuff was presented, that was something I was really interested in. All the things you don’t think about when you think of a recital or a classical music concert. What about the venue? And maybe we should walk down the aisle? I had all of these ideas, but it wasn’t something I could put into action. I saw a way to bring two sides together. The concert version side, and really creating an atmosphere for people on the other.”
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Julianna Emanski, who earned her doctorate in music entrepreneurship and vocal pedagogy from the University of North Texas College of Music, founded Lumedia Musicworks in 2017.
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