Judith is a graduate in vocal performance from Drake University, the University of Southern California, and received her Ph.D. at Washington University in St. Louis, singing in concert halls across the United States, Europe, South America, and the Middle East. During her undergraduate studies she was introduced to the Alexander Technique in workshops given by Marjorie Barstow, a preeminent purveyor of the teachings of F. M. Alexander in the United States.
As a young conservatory student, she remembers watching this spritely teacher, then in her 70’s, fairly dancing through class after class and thinking, “Whatever this is, whatever she has, I want it, too!” And so, years later, the opportunity arose to study to become a certified instructor of the Alexander Technique at Chesapeake Bay Alexander Studies. Upon completion of the certification, a dream was fulfilled and Judith’s journey in Alexander Technique had just begun.
She is delighted to be able to teach the principles of this mind/body study to a variety of people such as musicians, athletes, equestrians, dancers, and even piano technicians!
Her personal use of the Technique, as a singer and as a sometime athlete, has provided positive insight into the beauty of the human body as a musical instrument and as a marvelous working structure. Her singing has been described in critical reviews, including Musical America and the San Francisco Chronicle, as “secure and sumptuous”, and “stylish and sexy”.