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Judy Moonert

Portage, MI, United States

Judy Moonert is a Professor of Music at Western Michigan University where she is director of percussion studies. She is Principal Percussionist with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and has performed in the KSO since 1981. Moonert is active as a solo and chamber musician with performances throughout the United States. Her recent international activities include concerts in China and Honduras, and travel to Havana, Cuba to research Afro-Cuban percussion music. As a member of Coalescence Percussion Duo, she has performed at the 2006 and 2008 Percussive Arts Society International Conventions (PASIC), the Players Theatre in NYC, and at the 2011 Festival of Percussion at the National School of Music in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Coalescence Percussion Duo has recently released a new CD, ALTERNATIONS, which features new music by American composers that the duo has commissioned and/or premiered. Her performances as percussionist with Opus 21 – Music Without Boundaries chamber ensemble include premiers of works by internationally renowned composers in concerts at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, the Knitting Factory, Symphony Space in NYC, and at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Moonert has presented a clinic at the 1999 PASIC, and adjudicated the 1998 International Percussive Arts Society (PAS) Composition Contest and the 2012 PAS High School Percussion Ensemble Competition. Under her direction, the WMU Percussion Ensemble won the Percussive Arts Society 1998 International Collegiate Percussion Ensemble Competition and presented a showcase concert at the 1998 PASIC.

Judy's ArtPrize Entries

These are Judy's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.