Judith Katz was born and raised in New York City, where she was a product of the New York City School system. After graduating from the famous High School of Performing Arts, she attended Manhattan School of Music, where she earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance on the flute, and later on, a Master of Music Degree in Education. Her flute studies were with Abraham Silverman, Harold Bennett, Herbert Levy and James Politis.
Ms. Katz is a veteran of the New York City school system, retired from her full-time position as band teacher at Aviation High School. As a flutist and piccolo player, she played many concerts with both the Seuffert Band, and Staten Island Musicians Society Band. In addition, Ms. Katz is a member of the adjunct teaching staff of Hunter College, teaching beginning woodwinds, and mentoring student teachers through the joint Lincoln Center-Hunter program.. Ms. Katz’s mentoring duties also extend to the New York City Department of Education’s Arts Matters Program.
Judith is a composer and arranger as well, with works published by Imagine Music Publishing, Northeastern Music Publications, and Eastern Hill Music.