Faculty & Staff

Judith Morse
Private Lesson Instructor, Violin
Community Arts

My goal is for each student to be able to reach their full potential on their instrument.

Degrees & Accomplishments
MA in Music, Columbia University
EdM, Columbia University
BM in Violin Performance, Manhattan School of Music
Owner and Conductor of Symphony of the Stars

Judith Morse was trained under the Russian tradition of string pedagogy from the Leopold Auer methods at Manhattan School of Music and Columbia University under Raphael Bronstein and Dr. Samuel Applebaum.Ms. Morse studied conducting with Anton Coppola, George Manahan, Adrian Gnam, Julius Kalmar and Yuji Yusawa. She studied the Ilya Musin technique of conducting with Leonid Korchmar from the Kirvov Ballet and the Leningrad Conservatory and Oleg Proskurnya from the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Ms. Morse also studied conducting in Vienna at the Conservatory with Julius Kalmar and Yuji Yusawa where she received a diploma. In addition, she was one of ten conductors selected to study with Kurt Masur in New York.

Teaching experience includes private studio, Rutgers Community Arts, Westminster Conservatory, String Specialist K-12 and teaching assistant to Samuel Applebaum at various universities throughout the United States on his methods of string pedagogy. Violin students of Judith Morse have been Concertmaster and members of the New Jersey Youth Symphony, New Jersey Region Orchestra, All State Orchestra, Bucks County Youth Orchestra, Central New Jersey Youth Orchestra and the Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra. Many of her students have taken first place in solo competitions. Her youth ensembles have won National Gold Awards and have been recognized as Grammy Signature finalists.

She has performed at Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall, Lyric Opera House, Baltimore, Tchaikovsky Hall, Russia, Lincoln Center, Irish Philharmonic, American Ballet Orchestra, on tour with Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra Jr., Mannheim Steamroller, Anne Murray, Ann Jillian, Dawn Langstroth, LeAnn Rimes, Clay Aiken, Bobby Vinton, Dionne Warwick, Anthony Kearns and the Irish Tenors, Patti Lupone, Marvin Hamlisch, Linder Eder, Il Divo, Ronan Tyan, k.d. Lang and the American Ballet Orchestra, and conducts the Edison Symphony and Symphony of the Stars.