Lieberman is the recipient of over two dozen ASCAP awards and eight Meet the Composer awards. She has performed her original music on and off Broadway, throughout the U.S., Canada, and in Europe, and on television and radio and has five recordings of original music to her credit.
Lieberman acted as composer-in-residence for four seasons at the City Center Manhattan Theatre Club “Writers in Performance” series. Her music for Alec Baldwin’s/Steve Lawrence’s production of The Devil and Daniel Webster aired on WNYC after premiering at City Center. Other productions include,The Don, based on Edith Grossman’s new translation and in celebration of Don Quixote’s 400th birthday starring Mario Cantone, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Daphne Rubin-Vega,; Hemmingway, starring Peter Gallagher, and Edgar, based on the life and writings of Edgar Allan Poe.
Lieberman’s world jazz string quartet, commissioned by Manchester Music Festival, premiered to a standing ovation in 2000. She composed and recorded the sound track for the Taoist exercise video Body Logos in 2002. Her music for the play The Yellow House by Leonardo Shapiro won critical acclaim in the late eighties, premiering at La Mama in NYC and traveling to Theatre of Nations (See “The Struggle To Make Form“). To date, she has fulfilled close to a dozen alternative string orchestra commissions including Cedar Rapids Symphony, Duluth High School (premiered at GMEA), Milwaukee School for Languages, and others.
Ms. Lieberman’s recordings of original music include Empathic Connections, 1981, Arcturus, 1984, Roaring Brook Fiddler, 1991, and Mixing America, 1994. She was also a guest artist on Laura Nyro’s album, Mother’s Spiritual, 1984, designing her own violin lines for the album.
Ms. Lieberman was the composer-in-residence for the first feminist theatre company in the world, “Emmatroupe,” for several years back in the 1980s. The productions were contributed to by writers Gloria Steinem, Kate Millet, and Andrea Dworkin and directed by Eleanor Johnson.
She has also composed for and performed with such theater companies as Shaliko Company, The Magic Circle Opera Company, Imaginations Unlimited, and the Women’s Ensemble Theatre. Compositions for dance companies include Sundance, The American Spanish Dance Company, and choreographers Merian Soto, Judy Dworin, and Holly Fairbank.
To date, Julie has fulfilled commissions for:
• City Center’s “Writers in Performance” series (4 commissions)
• The off-Broadway production of “The Yellow House” written and directed by Leonardo Shapiro. It premiered at La Mama for 30 days and went to Theatre of Nations for another 30 days (See “The Struggle To Make Form“)
• The off-off-Broadway productions of “A Girl Starts Out” and “Against Silence” for Emmatroupe
• Cedar Rapids Symphony
• Manchester Music Festival
• “Body Logos” (an exercise DVD)
• Numerous theater and dance companies and schools throughout the U.S.
Lieberman’s compositions for blues, jazz, and world styles can be found in her books Rockin’ Out with Blues Fiddle, and The Contemporary Violinist.