Judith Hancock, Senior Lecturer in Organ and Sacred Music, was the Associate Organist of Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York, where she assisted in training and conducting the Saint Thomas Choir.
Formerly Organist and Director of Music at Saint Jamesâ€™s Church Madison Avenue, New York, and the Church of Saint James the Less in Scarsdale, New York, she directed the music programs in both locations, introducing many new ideas, both musical and liturgical.
She has also held positions of Organist and Choirmaster at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Cincinnati, and at churches in Bronxville, New York, and in Durham, North Carolina.
A graduate of Syracuse University, Dr. Hancock studied organ with the legendary teacher Arthur Poister.
has played many recitals throughout the United States, including several appearances at conventions of The American Guild of Organists
When the Choir of St. Thomas Church
performed at the AGO National Convention
1982, in Washington DC, and in New York City1996
, Ms. Hancock
accompanied and performed solo organ works.
At the Third International Congress of Organists
1977 in Philadelphia, Dr. Hancock
directed the Saint Thomas Choir in concert, performing as organ soloist as well.
At the Fourth International Congress
1987, in Cambridge, England, she
played solo organ works during the Choirâ€™s performance at Kingâ€™s College Chapel
also performed at Kingâ€™s Lynn and the Aldeburgh Festivals 1987, at Saint Johnâ€™s College
, Cambridge, Westminster Abbey
1987 and 2009, and at Saint Paulâ€™s Cathedral
has appeared with the Saint Thomas Choir on subsequent concert tours of Italy and Austria, performing at the Cathedrals of Venice
, Trieste, Vienna, Salzburg, and Copenhagen.
performed on tour in Japan in 1988.
established an on-going series of solo organ recitals at St. Thomas Church
, performing organ works of various composers.
performed concerted works of Brixi, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Rheinberger, Piston, and Poulenc with orchestra.
has recorded on discs produced at Decca/Argo, and Koch International, Priory Records and Gothic Records.
In 2004, Judith Hancock was awarded the degree of Doctor of Sacred Music by St. Dunstanâ€™s College of Sacred Music, Providence, Rhode Island.
Also in 2004, the Doctors Hancock were appointed to the faculty of The Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music of The University of Texas at Austin, where until 2012 they built and oversaw a program of studies in and the practice of sacred music.
While there Dr. Judith Hancock
performed Faculty Recitals on the Bates Recital Hall organ, as well as annual holiday concerts in collaboration with other faculty.
currently resides in New York City and is available for recitals and master classes, under the exclusive management of Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc.