Judy was born in 1961. With a Music Degree from Durham University and a PGCE from Cambridge she moved to Cornwall in 1983. After gaining an M.A. in Music for Film and Television in the 1990s, she has built a reputation locally as a composer.   

Judy is also well-known in Devon and Cornwall as a Secondary School Head of Music, a Classical, Jazz and Tango double bassist a Jazz vocalist; a pianist and a flautist.

Judy welcomes musical commissions large or small, working happily in a wide range of genres.

Judy has 3 pieces available on Spotify which were commissioned by the renowned Plymouth Symphony Orchestra:

‘Eclipse’  1999

‘Dartmoor Letterboxes’  2002

‘Star-gazing’ (for soprano and orchestra)  2007

Judy's new commission for brass quintet 'Bright Lights in the Autumn Night' was performed at the 2022 Dartmouth Festival. A recording of this piece will be available in the Autumn.

In October 2021, Judy was the Composer and Musical Director for 'Heaven's Thunder', a unique live performance combining horses and music involving 50 singers and instrumentalists.

Judy’s other large-scale works include ‘This Earth Beautiful’ for choir and orchestra and two co-written children’s musicals ‘An Ocean Adventure’ and ‘There’s Moor Around’.

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