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Dr. Marion Judish is currently Professor of Violin and Viola at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She received a Bachelor of Music Degree in Violin Performance at the University of Colorado Music School in Boulder, Colorado. She earned her Masters of Music and Doctoral of Music Degrees at the University of Minnesota's School of Music in Minneapolis.
Dr. Judish has been concertmaster of the St. Cloud Symphony for the past twenty-seven years. She also serves as concertmaster for the Amadeus Chamber Symphony and the Wayzata Symphony in the Twin Cities. She has been the featured soloist with both groups as well as with the Denver Symphony (now Colorado Philharmonic), Grand Forks Symphony, Heartland Symphony, North Minneapolis Symphony and St. Cloud State University Orchestra, among others. She has also performed extensively in Chicago, New York, and Colorado. She performed on tour in the U.K., Germany, France and Switzerland with the St. Cloud State University Orchestra featuring the Oratorio “To Be Certain of the Dawn” by Stephen Paulus.
Before coming to Minnesota, Marion was an active studio musician for several recording companies throughout the metro Denver area. She was concertmaster of the Brico Symphony in Denver. She founded the Boulder String Quartet, the St. Cloud String Quartet, the Tresca String Quartet and most recently, the Rosamunde String Quartet. As an avid supporter of new music, she has performed for the Composer's Forum in Minneapolis on several occasions. She presented the premiere performance of the "Ghost Opera" for Pipa (Chinese Harp) and string chamber orchestra. She also recently performed “Dead Elvis” with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, "Three Mysteries" for Violin and Percussion by Daniel Dorff, "Journey" by Melissa Krause, “Lex” for violin and percussion by Michael Daugherty, “Hi Mozart” by Hartmust Hochmair, and “Chimera II” by Dr. Scott Miller.