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Judy Falconer

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One of my main goals in life was to play in a symphony orchestra.  At the age of four, I started studying piano, added the clarinet in fifth grade, and the flute in high school along with saxophones and oboe.  My musical claims to fame were making finalist as a youth soloist with the San Francisco Symphony in 1966, and winning a concerto competition with the University of Rhode Island symphony in 1991 (both on clarinet).  But 10 years ago when we moved to Maine, I began the study of the violin, and was delighted to join Midcoast Symphony in 2010 as a second violinist.  Playing with a quality ensemble, performing real music, is such a joy.

My working career of more than 24 years was as a manager in systems and programming for a Rhode Island bank.  With the sale of the bank in 1994, we moved to Connecticut where I opened a music studio mostly for piano students, with some clarinet and flute students as well.  I received my Masters in Music in 2000 from URI.  

I am a quilter, love travelling, enjoy gardening and genealogy, and have hiked more mountains than I care to remember, except Mt. Whitney in California and Mt. Katahdin.  I have sung with Tapestry Singers and St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, was the rehearsal accompanist for Tapestry Singers for three years, and am currently an organist.  I also play first violin with the Seacoast Avanzata Orchestra in Damariscotta ( and have played various woodwinds in pit bands for several musicals, including Jekyll and Hyde, Aida (Webber), The Full Monty, and others.  I also played clarinet in the orchestra for Elijah (Mendelssohn) and the Brahms Requiem, both with St. Cecilia Chamber Choir.