Dr. Judith Lynn Stillman is in her eighth year as Director of the Cumberland-Lincoln Community Chorus, Director of the Ensemble, and Director of the Apprentice Chorus. Hailed by the press as "artistic visionary" and by nine-time Grammy winner Wynton Marsalis as “a remarkable virtuoso and a consummate artist," Dr. Stillman holds Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees from The Juilliard School, where she received the Dethier Prize for Outstanding Pianist and won the Juilliard Concerto Competition. A native New Yorker who began playing piano at age three, she is winner of 18 competitions and recipient of the first Pell Award in the Arts. Dr. Stillman is the Artist-in-Residence and a Professor of Music at Rhode Island College, and an internationally renowned soloist, chamber musician, choral conductor, composer and artist-teacher.
Dr. Stillman has had a long-term passion for working with voices, and has served as Music Director and Choral Conductor for numerous organizations, including Operafestival di Roma in Rome and Verona, Italy, Trinity Repertory Theatre, The Sands Theatre, Torrey Pines Theatre, Small Opera Company of San Diego, youth choirs at Merkin Hall in NYC and in La Jolla, CA (won gold medals in competitions in San Francisco and Honolulu). Stillman's discography includes recordings on SONY, North Star - featuring Stillman’s arrangements with members of the New York Philharmonic and Boston Symphony Orchestra - guest artist with Borromeo Quartet on their Living Archive Series, Viennese Gems with Richard Stoltzman, and the iconic duo album with Wynton Marsalis on SONY Classical, On the Twentieth Century, which was on the Top Ten of the Billboard Charts: "Stillman and Marsalis make an impeccable team.The playing consistently dazzles." Highlights include: world premieres at Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall, creator of feature programs for RI PBS-TV, including Musicals in the Making, Phoenix from the Ashes, Dueling Double Divas, Bravo Bohemia!, and ARMENIA 100, an exhibit with fiddler Mark O’Connor at the SONY Wonder Museum in NYC, performances at Marlboro, Tanglewood, Grand Teton, Mainly Mozart, Cactus Pear, Yale University at Norfolk, New College, Lancaster and Sandpoint Festivals, festivals in Costa Rica, Switzerland, England, France, Holland, Israel and Italy, at the Grammy’s in honor of Rostropovich, at the Academy Awards' Uniting Nations program, for White House dignitaries, concert collaborations with Wynton Marsalis, Mark O'Connor, Armen Garo (actor, The Sopranos, The Departed) Martin Chalifour (concertmaster, Los Angeles Philharmonic), Adam Klein (The Metropolitan Opera), Aline Kutan (soprano, Montreal Opera, La Scala) Curt Columbus (Artistic Director, Trinity Repertory Company), Carol Wincenc, Paula Robison, Alan Baer (Principal Tuba, New York Philharmonic), David Kim (concertmaster, Philadelphia Orchestra), Jerusalem String Trio, Muir, Moscow, Veronika, Shanghai, Borromeo, and Lydian String Quartets, duet partner with Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess. She is a critic for the New England Theatre Journal, having reviewed Trinity Repertory Company's 2014-2015 season, and the Gamm Theatre's 2015-2016 season.
Stillman has served as visiting Artist-in-Residence in China, Russia and the Czech Republic at principal music academies including Beijing’s Central Conservatory and Prague Conservatory; soloist in Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto with Pro Arte Orchestra in Sanders Theatre at Harvard University; reviews/features in the Boston Globe, USA Today, Gramophone, American Record Guide, Providence Journal, HaAretz (Israel), New York Times; WGBH Drive Time Live broadcasts, featured on CBS-Boston's Women's Watch, Jordan Rich Show and Dan Rea Show, NPR’s Performance Today, NBC News, in a commercial for BOSE as sound expert and artist-performer together with Herbie Hancock, national tour of Canada with Montreal Symphony's principal trumpeter, Paul Merkelo, including the world premiere of Stillman's Fanfare for the Uncommon Xeno, world premieres of Stillman's Phoenix from the Ashes with The Metropolitan Opera's Lori Phillips, Stillman's Dueling Double Divas: A Comic Opera with The Met's Phillips twins; Stillman's Poet as Immortal Bird with Trinity Rep actor Mauro Hantman; and Stillman's When the Music Stopped /ARMENIA 100, in remembrance of the Armenian Genocide Centenary, which received national acclaim: "Stillman’s true genius shines as she catapults the audience into a multi-layered, artistically complex presentation exploring injustice, survival and hope. Stillman reaches for the stars and succeeds brilliantly in transporting us through darkness towards life and growth"; featured pianist/composer at the Embassy of the Czech Republic, and composer of the movie score for a Canadian documentary film which received its premiere at Montreal's Centre Phi and aired on CBC-TV.
Stillman's film, When the Music Stopped, for which she served as director, composer, bookwriter, lyricist, and pianist with a cast of luminaries including actor Armen Garo (The Sopranos, The Departed, American Hustle, Vinyl) and soprano Aline Kutan (La Scala, Montreal Opera), was just voted winner Best Music Video in the Canadian Diversity Film Festival.
For more information about our director Dr. Judith Lynn Stillman you can visit her website at www.judithlynnstillman.com
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