The American Musicological Society announced on August 26 that Robert F. Judd, its longtime executive director, died suddenly on August 24, in Bronxville, New York. He was 63. Judd grew up in Ohio, where as a boy he sang in the choir of Christ Episcopal Church, Shaker Heights, and later in various British chapels and cathedrals. The trumpeter, organist, harpsichordist, pianist, and Renaissance keyboard music scholar held a bachelor’s degree in organ performance from Kent State University, master’s degree in musicology from Rice University, and doctorate in musicology from the University of Oxford. He was a tenured faculty member at California State University-Fresno before becoming executive director of the American Musicological Society in 1996. A full obituary is here, and friends and colleagues may leave remembrances at the AMS website.
Posted September 5, 2019