Since 1995, Julie Koidin has been researching Brazilian choro music. Below you can find her various publications, including those about choro. Her two books – Choro Conversations: Pursuing Life, Love and Brazil’s Musical Identity (2013) and Os Sorrisos do Choro: Uma Jornada Musical Através Caminhos Cruzados (2011) are her first books based on her 2002 Fulbright Research Grant in Brazil. Choro Conversations is the recent English translation of Os Sorrisos do Choro – both published by Global Choro Music.Both books contain 52 interviews with important musicians, composers, and journalists in choro such as Hermeto Pascoal, Altamiro Carrilho, Sivuca, Joel Nascimento, Proveta, Guinga and Ary Vasconcelos. More information including purchasing information can be found on  Os Sorrisos do Choro is available for purchase at Atlantico Books and via the publisher, Global Choro Music. Please click on this link for a worldwide distribution list.
“Benedicto Lacerda and the ‘Golden Age’ of Choro Flute Playing” (Northwestern University, 2006) is Koidin’s doctoral thesis on flutist Benedicto Lacerda and choro in the first half of the 20th century. Copies of the thesis are available for purchase at
Os Sorrisos do Choro (Português)

The following article features Julie Koidin’s research in choro:

Jicha, Victoria. “Brazilian Choro Music Sparks Career of a Fulbright Scholar,” Flute Talk Magazine, Vol. 22, No. 8, April 2003.

Articles by Julie Koidin:

•Koidin, Julie. “Benedicto Lacerda and the Golden Age of Choro,” Luso Brazil Review 48:1, June 2011, pp. 36-60.

•Koidin, Julie. “Teacher and Performer: Francesca Arnone” Flute Talk Magazine, May/June 2011, Vol. 30, No. 9 (16-18; 30)

•Koidin, Julie. “Gaubert Vivant – Nicolas Duchamp and Gaubert’s Louis Lot,” Flute Talk Magazine, April 2011.

•Koidin, Julie. “Andras Adjoran: Music with Passion and Expression,” Flute Talk Magazine, Feb. 2011, Cover article.

•Koidin, Julie. “The Golden Sound of Michael Faust,” Flute Talk Magazine, Sept. 2010, Cover article.

•Koidin, Julie. “Flute Teaching in Serbia”, Flute Talk Magazine, December 2009.

•Koidin, Julie. “Gergely Ittzes, Hungarian Flutist”, Flute Talk Magazine, Vol. 29, No. 1, September 2009, Cover article.

•Koidin, Julie. “A Flutistic Journey.” The Chicago Flute Club Pipeline, Fall 2009, Vol. XIII, Issue I (15-17)

•Koidin, Julie. “Berlin’s Principal Flute: Emmanuel Pahud”, Flute Talk Magazine, Vol. 28, No. 2, October 2008, Cover, 10-15, 39

•Review: “Argentine Music – Viviana Guzmán,” The Flutist Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 1, Fall 2008.

•Review: “Global Choro Music,” The Flutist Quarterly, Vol. 33, No. 4, Summer 2008.

•Koidin, Julie. “Flute in Brazil: An Interview with Celso Woltzenlogel,” Flute Talk Magazine, Vol. 27, No. 6, Feb. 2008, 14-18, 28-29.

•Koidin, Julie. “New Zealand’s Conducting Flutist: Uwe Grodd,” The Instrumentalist, Vol. 62, No. 4, November 2007, 35-38, 40-42, 70.

•Koidin, Julie. “Uwe Grodd: New Zealand’s Conducting Flutist.” Flute Talk Magazine, Vol. 27, No. 2, October 2007, Cover, 10-14, 16-1, 38.

•Koidin, Julie. “Norwegian Flutist Gro Sandvik.” Flute Talk Magazine, Vol. 26, No. 2, October 2006, 12-15: 36.

•Coelho, Tadeu and Julie Koidin. “The Brazilian Choro: Historical Perspectives and Performance Practices.” The Flutist Quarterly, Vol. 31, No. 1, Fall 2005,44-53.

•Koidin, Julie. “Teach Rhythm with Choro.” Flute Talk Magazine, Vol. 24, No. 5, January 2005, 18-19.