About Aurélia

 

 

 

Aurélia previously known as Jennifer Zulli  is an award winning new age recording artist, composer, pianist, singer, educator and conductor. As an empath, reiki master and intuitive sound and energy channeler (mover) Aurélia is an avid and passionate explorer of sound and its effects on consciousness. She is also the founder and director of SOUND (A Center for Arts & Mindfulness) a holistic arts and educational center for conscious evolution located in a historic chapel in Newtown CT. Aurélia is a visionary with her unique combination of musical composition and expression, energy work and leadership.  She is a mystical momma of two young children and loves spending time in the forest, close to nature and animals and is an advocate for the protection of our Earth Mother, creative education for children and the empowerment of the divine feminine.


Aurélia has had a deep love of music, the arts and sciences and a passion for learning for as long as she can remember. One of her first musical memories was at the age of three, dancing around the living room to “I Feel Pretty” from West Side Story with her mother and sisters.  Caught up in her sheer happiness, she tripped and had her first head-on, teeth-first introduction to the family piano.  Aside from that unfortunate encounter, it was then she knew she would always be moved by music.  At the age of five, she started studying classical piano, and by seven years old she began composing and creating her own pieces which brought her an amazing sense of freedom and a profound passion to express herself through composition and performance.

Jennifer Aurélia studied classical and contemporary voice and piano and recieved a full music scholarship to study music and education. She received her BA in Music Education and soon after started teaching music in the NYS public school system.  Jennifer continued her studies in Manhattenville College & The Julliard School, and later received her Masters of Science in Music and Education in Western Connecticut State University. She continued her post graduate studies in World Music, Orff Shulwork, but focused most of her attention on Dalcroze (a mind, body, spirit) based pedagogy.

Since 1997, She has taught thousands of students in the public school system as well as privately. The core of her curriculum had been focused on teaching creative composition to children, movement and singing, music history and theory, directing musical plays, revues and conducting large choirs.

In 2007 Aurélia was diagnososed with a deadly combination of an Erlichiosis infection, chronic Lyme Disease and Mononucleosis 7 months after her first daughter was born via a medically induced cesarean. 
It was then that her life was changed forever. Not only was she a new mother, she was traveling to more doctors than she can recall just to hear them tell her that the myriad of symptoms (i.e. neurological symptoms, chronic joint and muscle pain, lethargy, ear/eye pain, headaches and many other seemingly unrelated symptoms) were all in her head, or cause by postpartum depression.  After seven months of dealing with the pain and suffering brought unknowingly on by a combination of tick infections, Jennifer started praying and meditating as a means to deal with every painstaking moment when all she really wanted to do was curl up into a hole and give up.  She then found a MD who was willing to treat her as if she had Lyme regardless of what the blood tests said.  A diagnosis finally came back and her long road to recovery and healing began.

Jennifer continued meditation which was a tremendous aid in helping her through the roller coaster recovery for chronic Lyme.  And what she find out through this journey was that it was a way for her to finally reconnect to her true self after so many years of not being truly in touch with who she was, what she wanted and what made her soul truly sing.  


In 2007 she introduced meditation into her music classroom as an additional way of guiding her students to help them relax, focus, connect to themselves, create, and tune into each other and the music on a deeper level.  The benefits were extraordinary.

She started to feel alive again after so many years of being asleep; and started researching works on meditation, sound healing and great ancient mystics.  It was at that point that Jennifer started composing music again and for the first time in many years she felt her purpose and passion were somehow linked.

In 2009, she released Diamon a long overdue CD about the awakening experience that a chronic disease can have. In that year she won VH1 song of the year and placed in ISC International songwriting competition. 

"Opening" soon followed. Aurélia's main mission has been to be true to herself; to follow her true heart’s desire while allowing herself to continue to evolve and awaken to the Divine essence within. With that intent, she studied hundreds of works from well known metaphysical and spiritual writers and teachers such as Stuart Wilde, Wayne Dyer, Gary Zukav, Sonia Choquette while also studying sound healing with world renowned sound healer Jonathan Goldman and continuous researching and experimenting with sound and its effects on consciousness.

On December 15, 2012, Jennifer opened SOUND ( A Center for Arts & Mindfulness) in Newtown, CT.  SOUND is a holistic educational and healing arts center that fosters arts and spiritual awareness for conscious evolution. Located in the historic Hawleyville Chapel in Newtown, Sound provides a sacred space for awakening the human spirit through positive experiences in the healing and creative arts. SOUND's mission is to hold the space for exploring and connecting to each other and our truest Self. 

Along with teaching music, meditation and spirituality, Jennifer composes music of her own unique blend of New Age, Classical and Ambient and music for healing and guided meditations. She’s has created The Sonic Journey Experiment  which is a unique 45 minute sound healing sacred journey incorporating many aspects of meditation, music, sounds and silence and can be performed live as an interactive concert and intimate workshops.

Her albums "Opening" 2011 and "Earth Lullaby" 2012 continue to be played internationally and nationally.

Jennifer's 2014 release "Goddess Rising"  has been recorded in 432hz (the light frequency) and has captured audiences from around the globe.  Beautiful Sacred Sounds of tuning forks, lush melodies on the piano, sacred texts and her etherial voice make for a unique musical and healing experience.  Goddess Rising features the brilliant artwork of English Fantasy Artist Josephine Wall.

Aurélia loves spending time with her two beautiful children, hiking in the woods, reading rich deep mystical and sacred texts, dancing (anywhere), she enjoys beautiful healthy food, wine, chocolate and laughs as much as she can. Aurélia loves how the natural wild woman has awakened inside her and encourages women in her classes and workshops to get back to their natural feminine intuitive essence.

Aurélia's upcoming CD "SEASONS" also recorded in 432hz (the frequency of light) will be released in 2017. This 12 song cycle traces a soul's journey through the seasons and its alignment with our human phases of birth, love, life, letting go and transformation. A combination of electronic, chill, ambient, world & earthy grounding power with her added signature voice, SEASONS is unlike any other album by Aurélia. Reflecting a light warrior spirit, the Divine Feminine essence and the call to the wild woman inside to usher in the rebirth and transformation of consiousness and our natural connection to the earth and each other.