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Northern Arizona University
Judith Cloud, mezzo-soprano, has performed with the Rome Festival Orchestra, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, and Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra. She has performed as a soloist with numerous chamber ensembles in works such as Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder, George Crumb’s Ancient Voices of Children, Chausson’s Chanson perpétuelle, Ravel’s Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé, and Stravinsky’s Three Shakespeare Songs. Works performed with orchestra include Bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony, Mahler’s Symphony no. 4, Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Bach’s B-Minor Mass, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, de Falla’s Siete canciones populares, and Verdi’s Requiem. Highlights of her performing career include a performance of the Brahms Neue Liebesliederwaltzer on the acclaimed radio program Saint Paul Sunday Morning and the American premiere of Michael Tippett’s A Child of Our Time.
Dr. Cloud’s former students have sung with Arizona Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Virginia Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera, Kammeroper Frankfurt, and Landestheater Coburg. Her students have participated in summer festivals in the United States and Europe and have won or been finalists in competitions such as the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Awards. She has also taught master classes at summer festivals including Big Bear in California, Music in the Marche in Italy, and Flagstaff in Fidenza in Italy.
Her publishing credits include articles in the NATS Journal of Singing and her compositions, both vocal and instrumental, have won awards and been featured on several recordings, including a solo CD, Letting Escape a Song, with Cloud singing some of her own songs. Also a composer of choral music, her cantata Feet of Jesus was recorded in 1997 by the St. Jacobs Kammarkör on the BIS disc Spirituals. Cloud’s one-act monodrama Beethoven’s Slippers (based on a libretto by Douglas Atwill) for soprano and piano quartet premiered in November 2016 on an NAU Lyric Theater triple-bill entitled “For the Love of Three Operas.”
Cloud received her undergraduate degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts and her M. M. and Doctor of Music degrees from Florida State University. As a composer, she is a member in good standing with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).