About our Conductor: Judith Morse
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American conductor, Judith Morse is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music in New York, where she received her Bachelor of Music degree in performance and a M.A. and Ed.M from Columbia University. Ms. Morse studied violin with Raphael Bronstein and conducting with Anton Coppola, George Manahan, Adrian Gnam, Julius Kalmar and Yuji Yusawa. She studied the Musin technique of conducting with Leonid Korchmar from the Kirvov Ballet and the Leningrad Conservatory and Oleg Proskurnya from the St. Petersberg Conservatory. Upon completion of her Bachelors degree Ms. Morse studied conducting in Vienna at the Conservatory with Julius Kalmar and Yuji Yusawa where she received a diploma. Judith was one of twelve conductors selected internationally to train with Kurt Masur in New York in 1996 and 1997.
As a violinist, Judith Morse has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Lyric Opera House, Baltimore, and Radio City Music Hall and venues throughout the entire East Coast. Also as a violinist,
she has performed with Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra. Jr., Mannheim Steamroller, Anne Murray, Dawn Langstroth, LeAnn Rimes, Clay Aiken, Bobby Vinton, Dionne Warwick, Anthony Kearns and the Irish Tenors, Patti Lupone, Marvin Hamlisch, Linda Eder,IL Divo, Ronan Tyan, k.d. Lang and the American Ballet Orchestra.
Judith Morse is presently the Conductor and Music Director of the Edison Symphony Orchestra, a post that she has held since 2000. She is the tour conductor for Emmy and Golden Globe Actress Singer, Ann Jillian. Judith Morse is currently on the faculty of the Westminster Conservatory-Rider University and a member of Marquis Who's Who in America 2007-2008,2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, and 2015 and Who's Who in the World, 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2015 edition.
Ms. Morse has conducted for..
- Celino Romero, internationally famed guitarist, of "Los Romeros"
- Ann Jillian
- The von Trapp Children
- Jack Jones
- The "Los Romeros" guitar family
- Adele Anthony, Violinist
- 2006 Clay Aiken Christmas Concerts in NJ
- Opera tenor James Valenti
- Broadway's Andrea Burns from "In the Heights"
- Wendy Fang Chen, Pianist
- Aya Muraki, Violinist
Judith Morse has conducted the following orchestras in concert
- Beloit Symphony,Wisconsin
- Macon Symphony, Georgia
- Georgia State College Orchestra
- Fort Worth Symphony
- Count Basie Orchestra
- Trenton Sister City Orchestra, Moscow Tour
- Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA
Judith Morse was named a member of the 2007 Edition of Who's Who of American Women and has conducted at Carnegie Hall (June 2008)
In 1994, Ms. Morse competed in the Tokyo International Conducting Competition. Placing in the final rounds, Ms. Morse was given the opportunity to conduct the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in Texas. In 2011, the Edison Symphony was a selected winner in the National Music Competition " The American Prize" and Judith Morse was a top four National finalist in the "The American Prize Competition" featuring national and international
Judith is very comfortable conducting the classical repertoire as well as Pops symphonic selections. Ms. Morse has conducted and music directed over 50 musicals. She has guest conducted for the New Jersey Region Orchestra. Ms. Morse has conducted on tour in Moscow and performed at the famed Gnessin Institute in Moscow with performances being carried live by Moscow Radio. They received standing ovations for their performance. In June 2008, Judith Morse conducted at Carnegie Hall and received a standing ovation.
Judith is on the violin-viola faculty of both Westminster Conservatory-Rider University and Rutger's Unversity-Mason Gross School of the Arts
"From the moment that wonderful music director Judith Morse started the orchestra to the final curtain, the show was entertaining and just plain perfect."
-Home News Tribune, New Brunswick, NJ
"Morse did a superb job of accompanying the soloist in the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto"
"Un bel di" was beautifully etched and very musical with the orchestra again a sure companion for the soloist"
-Albert Cohen, News Tribune