Judith Pannill Raiford
Hailed for the luminous quality of her voice and her impeccable musicianship, Judith Pannill Raiford has sung throughout the contiguous forty-eight states, Canada, Europe, Scandinavia and the former Soviet Union. She has appeared in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Halls at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, The Black Sea Festival, The Schwetzingen Festival, The Prague Spring Festival, Philharmonia Recital Hall in Warsaw and Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow. Previously a long term resident of New York City, she has been a guest soloist with many of the premiere choral, orchestral and chamber music organizations across the country. Ms. Raiford has been featured on numerous radio and television shows and has recorded for the Arabesque and Albany labels. As a pedagogue, her students have gained recognition as winners and finalists at major vocal competitions including those sponsored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the International Crescendo Music Awards. A native of Baltimore, she received her degrees from The Peabody Conservatory of Music (a division of The Johns Hopkins University) and the esteemed Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
Education and Degrees Earned
- Master of Music in Opera, The Curtis Institute of Music 1986
- Artist’s Diploma in Opera, The Curtis Institute of Music 1985
- Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, The Peabody Conservatory of Music, 1981
- Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance, The Peabody Conservatory of Music, 1981