Lecturer in Music
Kevin Judge is a bassoonist committed to bringing a variety of experiences to artistically engaged audiences. Mr. Judge’s work as a performer and teacher has led him to establish an international presence; his orchestral experience has given him the opportunity to perform in Carnegie Hall, Brazil, and France. In Iowa, he previously held a position with the Waterloo Cedar Falls Symphony and has played with Orchestra Iowa, the Ottumwa Symphony, the Des Moines Playhouse Orchestra, and the Englert Theatre Ballet Orchestra in Iowa City, Iowa. In the United States, Mr. Judge has attended distinguished classical music summer programs, including Music Academy of the West and the Sarasota Music Festival. While attending Music Academy of the West, he was selected to be an EducationalOutreach Coach, allowing him to instruct ambitious high school students in a chamber music setting.
A recipient of the Nancy and William Akers Endowed Scholarship, Mr. Judge pursued a Master of Music degree at Rice University under the tutelage of Benjamin Kamins. As a performer at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, he was actively involved in the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra and assorted wind chamber ensembles. Mr. Judge was the Education Outreach Coordinator for the music program at Rice University, helping elementary students in the Greater Houston Area to understand classical music in an interactive environment. Mr. Judge won first prize in the Iowa Center for the Arts Scholarship Competition at the University of Iowa, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Music Degree with Teaching Certification under the instruction of Benjamin Coelho. Mr. Judge is Lecturer in Bassoon at Iowa State University.
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