Judith relishes funneling her creative impulses in any number of directions: recordings, videos, programming, poetry, liturgical improvisation, podcasts (coming soon!), camps and wherever the creative muse takes her. She especially enjoys opportunities to demonstrate how all of life’s experiences can be fodder for her compositions during her solo recitals.
We all have a creative voice. It is up to all of us to ensure that we support one another in allowing each voice free rein. Judith’s Alexander Technique teaching, qigong and contemplative studies all support the health and energy required of a creative artist. She views them as necessary components of self-care needed to balance the energy expended outwardly in performance and creativity, and weaves them into all her offerings.
Krazee Kreativ – Begun in 2020 during the Pandemic, Krazee Kreativ initiative was created to share performances of her compositions, poems, and singing to a wider audience via videos. Since then, it has become the vessel that contains all her creative ideas.
In 2023, Krazee Kreativ now encompasses CAMP KOOL KREATIV. The first of these camps is offered to rising 3rd through rising 5th graders, introducing resilience and fundamental coping skills to this population through Music, Mindfulness, Movement and Art. Many of these young students are already struggling with historical high rates of anxiety and depression across all socioeconomic strata, especially emerging from the Pandemic.
To highlight community, broaden perspectives, find commonalities and appreciate and respect perceived differences, this morning camp is offered for one week in two venues: Centenary United Methodist Church and a City Recreation Center.
Camp Kool Kreativ offers ‘INLETS’ – ways ‘in’ to access their inner resources and gain comfort and familiarity with their mind-body connection by boosting their brain-body bond via Alexander Technique, Qigong, Taiji, and movement in play; and ‘OUTLETS’ – ways to interact and relate with their outside world using their unique creative voice to compose songs through rhyme, rhythm, and dance; and through age-appropriate Art explorations.
Further introduction to organ, jazz piano, conducting, African drumming and cross-cultural experiences in partnership with the city Recreation Center are balanced with time shared in nature at local gardens, parks and lakes.
Contributing Author/Recording Artist
Vincent Cichowicz - Long Tone Studies (2012), Flow Studies Volumes I (2013) and II (2015), Studio 259 Productions. Fundamental Studies for the Developing Trumpet Player (2021) Hal Leonard
Pedagogical (Teaching) books:
Arnold Jacobs’s Legacy: Sound Advice for Developing Brass Players – Gregory Irvine (2015) Scholar Publications
Arnold Jacobs. His Artistic and Pedagogical legacies in the 21st Century – Luis E. Loubriel/Michael Grose. (2022) Scholar Publications
International Trade Magazines/Journals:
Brass Herald - Cover feature/article BH 59 (2015), ‘Music: The Gateway to God’ - author. BH 77 (2019) Philip Biggs, publisher
ITG Journals: Features/Author/Reviews
Former Student Resources:
Kyle Millsap: Modern Warm-Up Method for Trumpet. (2020) Brass Arts Unlimited. Foreword: J.A. Saxton
Greg Lloyd: DIY Music: A Practical Field Guide (2019)
Kiah Abendroth: Beginnings (2021) Independent Release