M.A.: Vocal Performance: University of Iowa
B.M.: Music Education and Vocal Performance: SUNY Fredonia
James Judd enjoys an active performance career across the United States and beyond. He has performed a variety of concert and chamber works to great acclaim as a tenor soloist, including Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers, Händel’s Messiah, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Honegger’s Le Roi David, and Orff’s Carmina Burana.
Judd equally excels in the world of opera. Recent roles include Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore, Alfredo in Die Fledermaus, Asgar in the United States premiere of Arshin mal alan, Claude in the world premiere of The Fall of Stag Lee.
In addition, Judd is an avid choral artist. He sang under Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony for multiple years, performing many of the great choral and symphonic masterworks. He was and is involved in many newer choral ensembles as well, including Constellation Men’s Ensemble and Buffalo’s own QED.
Judd has participated as a young artist at Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, Opera Saratoga, Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, the Crittenden Summer Workshop, and Rocky Ridge Music Center.
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