Julie Jurgens Shea began her career animating the first two season’s of MTV’s Celebrity Death Match. She continued on to start her own media company, working on projects for, among others, Oprah’s Oxygen Media and The American Veterinary Medical Association. Her short independent film, produced at Rochester's Institute of Technology, “Mrs. Royston,” was part of the WXXI Independent Film series, California Sun and Flicker film festivals. “Uncle Dutch” received awards at the New England Film and Video Festival, SYMPTE, and RAVA and was shown at the Dallas Film Festival and the Student Animation Festival of Ottawa. Current projects include a new independent work about possums, the animation of composer Sheree Clement’s new work, and My Mechanical Friend. Julie has been costume making and creative set design for children's works including PlayOn! Studio's productions of Wizard of Oz, Into the Woods, Anything Goes, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Little Shop of Horrors, Pippin, Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music and a Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. In the spring of 2019, Julie helped with the costuming of artist and musician Anohni’s LOVE project at the Kitchen.
Clement’s works have been performed by the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the Atlantic String Quartet, the Canyonlands Ensemble of Salt Lake City, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, and at the Composers Conference in Vermont.
Her New York credits include concerts at Merkin Hall, Carnegie Recital Hall, and Miller Theatre. Other credits include the University of Michigan, Kresge Hall at MIT, Oberlin Conservatory, Tulane University, and the Tanglewood Music Center.
The League of Composers Orchestra premiered her work for chamber orchestra, Stories I Cannot Tell You, in May 2017. Upcoming works include a commission from APNM for soprano, pierrot quintet, recorded sound and video, Swimming Upstream. Incorporating texts about water, the Androscoggin River and migratory fish with field recordings, it was be performed on a concert of works celebrating Earth Day, 2018 in New York City.