A versatile and acclaimed musician, Judy Coder is well-known for her vocal
artistry and clarity of sound. Featured solo appearances include Glorias by Rutter and
Poulenc, the Requiems of Mozart and Fauré, and the African Sanctus by David
Fanshawe, as well as operatic ventures including Hansel and Gretel (Engelbert
Humperdinck), Amahl and the Night Visitors (Giancarlo Menotti), and A Hand of Bridge (Samuel Barber). She has been featured soloist throughout her native Kansas with Lawrence Civic Choir, Topeka Opera Society and Concert Association (TOSCA),
Topeka Festival Singers and Topeka Symphony Orchestra, and she has worked
with conductors Sir David Willcox, Dr. John Strickler and Dr. Kevin Kellim. Coder is a
graduate of Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas where she studied music
education and voice.
If there is music to be made, Judy Coder can be found in the middle of it. In
recent years, she served as a national officer of Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity,
Festival Coordinator for the Sunflower Music Festival, and was a founder of the Kansas Youth Chorale. As a performing artist, Coder keeps a full calendar of engagements, in
venues that take her from opera to opry. A prolific and creative composer, she is
Composer-in-Residence for the Kansas Youth Chorale and First Presbyterian Church (Topeka, KS). She is a frequent clinician, presenting workshops at international
conventions for Sigma Alpha Iota and the Western Music Association. She continues to
work closely with students in the public schools and operates a private vocal studio.
Some of the finest examples of Judy’s classical singing can be found on her
Christmas album, “Comfort and Joy”, available at NotableExceptions.com/store.