Julia Meinwald

JULIA MEINWALD is a composer for musicals, film, and the occasional computer game score. Her musicals with collaborator Gordon Leary include Pregnancy Pact (2012 premiere production at the Weston Playhouse with director Joe Calarco, 2011 NAMT conference and Yale Institute for Musical Theatre selection with director Mark Brokaw), The Loneliest Girl in the World (2016 NAMT Festival, 2015 workshop production at Philadelphia’s UARTS with director Ben Kamine, 2014 OutLoud reading with Ars Nova and 4×15 presentation at the Musical Theatre Factory with director Portia Krieger), REB + VoDKa + ME (2015-2016 Civilians R&D group) and Galaxy Comics (2014 United Airlines in-flight programming). Jack Perry is Alive (and Dating), her musical with Harrison Rivers and Daniella Shoshan, was a NYMF Next Link selection in 2011.

Julia’s music has been heard at the York Theatre (NEO5), the Cherry Lane Theatre (Edgewise), Barrington Stages (Bill Finn Presents Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists That You’ve Probably Never Heard of But Should), Goodspeed Opera House (Shelter), and the Hangar Theatre (The Adventures of Haarlem Berlin.) You can also hear her music on the internet sitcom Inconvenient Molly as well as in the score to short films featuring Josh Gad (The Losers), Matt Walsh (Breast Picture) and Mary Louise Parker (Wing Woman.) Her full-orchestra score for the computer game The Judgment of Quintus was recorded by the Davenport Pops, and the game is expected for release in 2016. You can download computer games for which Julia wrote the music here. Julia sometimes contributes to the musical theatre blog Crazytown, you can read her entries here.

A proud participant in the New Dramatists 2008 Composer Librettist Development Program, Julia was also a resident artist with American Lyric Theatre and an inaugural Uncharted Resident with Ars Nova in 2013-2014. She received her BA in music from Yale University and her MFA from NYU Tisch’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.