TSO Commission: 100th Season Celebration Prelude

    Commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra to write a prelude for their 100th Season Celebration. The piece will be premiered on the Gimeno + Hannigan concert on May 19, 2022.

    Field Recordings

    I was able to get out of the city for a bit and captured some new sounds from this beautiful marshland. The place was filled with blackbirds, syncopated bird calls, gentle winds.


    USF New Music Consortium Concert

    The New Music Consortium at USF is proud to present our 2021 Call for Scores Concert, featuring the winning works from our 2021 International Call for Scores. Juhi Bansal's winning work "Wings" and Julia Mermelstein's winning work "threaded to be bound/unbound" will be presented alongside pieces by several other composers including Melody Chua, Jennifer Jolley, Seunghee Lee, and Augusta Read Thomas. The concert will be streamed online at 7pm EST.

    Guest on Modern Notebook

    Julia is a featured guest on WSMR's radio show, Modern Notebook, hosted by Tyler Kline at 8pm EST. An online streaming version will be available after the broadcast.

    Vancouver New Music: Adrian Verdejo

    Vancouver-based guitarist Adrian Verdejo performs an online full-length concert of works for solo guitar including Julia's Falling (into the unknown). The concert includes works by Wolf Edwards, Peter Hannan, Diego Lozano Verduzco, and Rodney Sharman. The concert will be available for streaming from Feb.20-28th.

    USF New Music Consortium Call for Scores Winner

    threaded to be bound/unbound was the winning electroacoustic work in USF New Music Consortium's 2021 International Call for Scores, chosen from over 400 submissions worldwide. The piece will be performed by Paul Lewis on their April 9 online concert.

    Featured on Esprit Orchestra's Soundbite Insights Series

    In this special episode of Esprit's ongoing Soundbite & Soundbite Insights series, Eugene Astapov sits down with Julia to talk about her artistic processes and philosophies, and what she is currently working on for Esprit. Her upcoming Esprit commission will be premiered as part of their New Wave Festival.

    University of Pittsburgh's Music and Movement Virtual Conference

    inner forms will be presented at the University of Pittsburg’s Music and Movement Virtual Conference a part of their video performance presentations. More info about the time and schedule will be available soon.

    Featured on WRUU Contemporary Classics

    Contemporary Classics, hosted by Dave Lake is a show featuring concert music exclusively by 20th and 21st Century Composers. This interview was conducted at the 2020 Winnipeg New Music Festival in January, 2020.

    Recipient of the Trudi Le Caine Award

    Received the Trudi Le Caine Award in Electroactoustics for her piece wonted a part of GroundSwell’s 2020 Emerging Composers Competition. GroundSwell’s biennial Emerging Composers Competition was open to Canadian composers under 30 years of age and is for electroacoustic pieces composed between 2015 and 2020.