Professor of Voice
Vocal Studies Coordinator
Building 37A, Room 124
Judith Cloud is an accomplished mezzo–soprano soloist and
composer who has performed throughout the United States, premiering many new
works by young composers as well as her own music.
She has appeared at the:
- Aspen Music Festival, with the Indianapolis
- Tallahassee Symphony
- Jacksonville Symphony
- Sedona Chamber Music Festival
- Flagstaff Festival of the Arts Orchestra
- Rome Festival Orchestra
of the highlights of her performing career was a performance of the Brahms
Neueliebeslieder Waltzer with the acclaimed radio program Saint Paul Sunday
Morning. She has also sung with Composers Circle in New York and with the
University of California at Berkeley Orchestra on several occasions.
has been an artist in residence with the noted “Escape to Create” program
sponsored by the Seaside Institute in Seaside, FL for two seasons. Her
cantata Feet of Jesus, for soprano and baritone soloists, soprano saxophone,
chorus and organ was released on the BIS label in 1997 by the Saint Jacob’s Chamber
Choir directed by Gary Graden.
One of her most recent compositions, Philsophia
Perennis, for men’s chorus, mezzo, flugelhorn and piano was commissioned and
performed by the NAU Men’s Chorus under the direction of Dr. Gary Weidenaar.
The Shrine of the Ages Choir, directed by Dr. Edith Copley, recently performed
Long, long ago, during the annual Holiday Dinner concert at NAU.
Dr. Cloud has sung many works with orchestra,
- Ravel’s Shéhérezade
- Bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony
- Mahler’s Second Symphony
- Fourth Symphony
- Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
- Mendelssohn’s Elijah
- Verdi Requiem
She has also been the alto soloist for many performances of
the works of J. S. Bach, including the B Minor Mass, the St.John Passion and
the St. Matthew Passion. In addition to orchestral performances, Dr.
Cloud is an active recitalist and sings with the NAU Faculty Chamber
Players. Works performed in recent years include Ancient Voices of
Children by George Crumb, Schubert vocal quartets, an evening of Bach arias and
Ravel’s Trois Chansons de Stéphane Mallarmé. Dr. Cloud performed the role
of Madame Armfeldt in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music with the NAU Opera
Theater under the direction of Nando Schellen and also appeared with the
Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra in performances of Amahl and the Night Visitors,
has conducted NAU Opera Theater performances of Dido and Aeneas and Mozart’s Le
Nozze di Figaro. Other conducting credits include many performances of Handel’s
Messiah, Benjamin Britten’s Saint Nicholas, several Bach cantatas and Haydn’s
Dr. Cloud’s vocal students have entered and won competitions
in the state and the region. Graduates in vocal performance and theater
have gone on to begin careers in opera and musical theater in the United States
Dr. Cloud received performance degrees from the
North Carolina School of the Arts, and Florida State University. She has
been a member of the music faculty for The North Carolina School of the Arts,
Florida Community College at Jacksonville, and Indiana State University.
She is currently Coordinator of Voice at Northern Arizona University in
Flagstaff and teaches studio voice and vocal pedagogy.