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Keith Gates: Music

Judy Hand

Judy Hand

Judy Hand is Associate Professor of Flute and Coordinator of Graduate Studies. She teaches flute, chamber music, pedagogy, music history, film music history and graduate research. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Arkansas, and a Master of Music and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Flute Performance from Louisiana State University.

She is currently principal flute in the Lake Charles Symphony and the Rapides Symphony, and has performed with the North Arkansas Symphony and the Baton Rouge Symphony. Dr. Hand has toured England and Wales with the International Flute Orchestra and has been a performer at the William Bennett Flute Course in England. Master class performances include Jean-Pierre Rampal, Geoffery Gilbert, William Bennett.

She has been awarded numerous arts grants, including the prestigious Louisiana Artist Fellowship, as well as serving on grant adjudication panels. Dr. Hand’s students have consistently won performance competitions, and have gone on to graduate schools both nationally and internationally. Her CD, Judy Hand Plays the Flute Music of Keith Gates, is a world premiere recording on the Summit Record Label. She is a frequent performer with the National Flute Association at their annual conventions. Her articles on pedagogy, performance, and auditioning have been published in The Louisiana Musician and The National Flute Association Journal.