Judith Nicosia


Committee Chair - Membership


Judith Nicosia is Associate Professor in the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, where she teaches voice, voice pedagogy, and vocal literature classes. She has been an invited clinician at local, regional, and national levels for the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the American Choral Directors Association and an adjudicator for numerous festivals and competitions in the U.S.

She is delighted to serve NYSTA as the current Registrar and by presenting the classical female portion of “Developmental Repertoire for Singers,” part of NYSTA’s Professional Development Program. Prof. Nicosia is also active in ACDA, where she was formerly Editor of the ACDA Eastern Division Newsletter, Troubadour, and is now Secretary for ACDA Eastern Division and for the New Jersey ACDA Chapter.

Prof. Nicosia was very honored to have been invited to be serve as one of the master teachers at the 2003 NATS Intern Teaching program, SUNY Fredonia. Winner of the 1981 Montreal International Voice Competition, she has received numerous awards including: First Prize for Woman's Voice and Second Prize for the performance of Darius Milhaud songs at the 1978 Paris International Voice Competition, the 1981 NYSTA Debut Recital Award, a career award from the National Institute for Music Theatre (formerly the National Opera Institute), two Sullivan Foundation grants, and three consecutive fellowships to Tanglewood.

Her former students serve in tenured faculty positions at Westminster College of the Arts, Boston University, Idaho State University, University of Iowa, New Jersey City University and Lawrence Conservatory, among others.

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