Dana Judy

Violin Teacher

Dana Judy

SAA Member

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Edgewater, MD
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Dana Judy began her violin studies at the age of eight through the Anne Arundel County public school system. Soon after, she went on to study in a Suzuki program and then auditioned for the Preparatory Program at Peabody Conservatory. At Peabody Prep, she studied privately with Ivan Stefanovic, the Assistant Principal Second Violin of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. During this time, she performed with orchestras at the Strathmore Music Center, Kennedy Center, and Maryland Hall.

Mrs. Judy was later accepted into the studio of David Salness at the University of Maryland. During her time at University of Maryland, she received orchestral and chamber music training from artists James Stern, Annapolis Symphony’s Jose-Luis Novo, and James Ross. In addition to being a full-time student, she also played with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and worked as an artist services coordinator for The Clarice and the National Orchestral Institute + Festival.

After her time in Maryland, Mrs. Judy went on to receive her Masters of Music from Florida State University on full scholarship as a graduate teaching assistant to Corinne Stillwell. As Stillwell’s assistant, she taught undergraduate private lessons, coached chamber music groups, and performed in doctoral chamber ensembles. During this time, she also held first violin positions with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and Sinfonia Gulf Coast. 

In addition to performing, Mrs. Judy enjoys baking bread, sailing on the South River, and discovering the works of women composers. Some of her favorite composers include Clara Schumann, Gabriela Lena Frank, Missy Mazzoli, and Jennifer Higdon.