M. Judd Sheranian – Violin

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M. Judd Sheranian has been a member of the Utah Symphony for many seasons and has performed both as a violin soloist and vocal soloist with the Utah Symphony, the Jerusalem Symphony, the Honolulu Symphony, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Dr. Sheranian received his education at the Juilliard School, where he studied violin with Dorothy Delay, the University of Texas at Austin (MM, 1976), and the University of Arizona (DMA, 1998).

Under a Fulbright-Hays grant, he studied voice, opera, and Lieder in Berlin. He is an active studio recording artist with violin and voice and has taught voice and violin on the faculties of the University of Texas, the University of Arizona, Utah State University, and Brigham Young University. He also owns and operates a violin school teaching Suzuki and traditional methods. In addition to a full teaching and performing schedule, he is Director of Committees for the Stradivarius International Violin Competition.

This is Judd's 7th season coaching violinists at Lyceum Music Festival.

"Judd made things simple for us with bowings and fingerings.  And he was at every orchestra rehearsal which was great, because he knew what we needed to work on as a section."


"Judd helped our section come together more especially with bowings."

"Judd was realistic and told us honest, helpful, insightful things."

"Judd was very patient and took the time to go slow when we needed."

"Judd showed us that you don’t have to play every note written."