Judith (Jude) has been musical director of In Sound Company since its inception in 2012.
Born and brought up in London, Jude has sung in choirs and as a soloist from an early age. She sang in the choir at the Royal Academy of Music where she studied piano and voice, going on to gain a post-graduate teaching qualification at Goldsmiths College. She taught music in special, primary and secondary schools in London for 11 years and sang in local choral groups and chamber choirs, performing as a soloist in a variety of works.
Jude relocated to Stourbridge in 1993 where she worked for Dudley Performing Arts as Head of Vocal studies teaching singing, coaching choirs, leading massed singing projects with primary and secondary children and delivering primary staff inset in her role as Sing Up leader for Dudley. Jude retired from teaching in 2018 after four years as a primary school music co-ordinator.
Jude enjoys performing as a soloist with local arts organisation Gig Caritas.
She was awarded the 2017 Cedric Hardwicke Award for services to the arts.