AREAS OF STUDY AND RESEARCH
With a curious mind and motivated by a passion for singing, Juliana began to study the complexity of the voice in the early years of her career. Ms. Franco attended a voice conference for the first time in 1996. Parallel to her performing career, she is an active researcher in the field of teaching voice, pedagogy, Portuguese coach, and lyric diction teacher. Her research focuses on vocal health, the perception of the singing function, and vocal pedagogy. He is a member of associations such as NATS (National Association of Singing Teachers), PAVA (Pan-American Association of Vocology), The Voice Foundation, and is a founding member of PROCANTO (National Association of Singing Teachers of Brazil). She is the vice coordinator of a workgroup in Brazil, CT4 - Teaching of Lyrical Singing, dedicated to the development of the voice teacher or future teacher serving as a source of learning and support for those seeking help. The group is part of the group "Professional Lyrical Singers of Brazil".
Born in Brazil, having studied and sung in several languages, Juliana developed a great interest in diction, articulation, and vocal acoustics considering and comparing foreign accents. Her doctoral thesis, entitled "Singing in Brazilian Portuguese: An Introductory Guide to Diction, IPA and Repertory" aims to serve as a manual or guide for those interested in exploring the Brazilian repertoire, making the language more accessible for those who wish to sing in it. In addition to lectures and recitals on the topic, Juliana teaches seminars on the basics of vocal pedagogy, vocal health, diction, articulation, vocal acoustics, and aspects involved in the hearing process.