As musical director / CONDUCTOR
from Keyboard-MD'ing pit orchestras to conducting symphonic concerts ⋮ Theatre scores to film music ⋮ International festivals to Off-west end & off-Broadway
SELECTED RECENT CREDITS
Whilst a student at the Royal College of Music, Jude co-founded the first ever group championing Musical Theatre at the College. Their work included hosting masterclasses, workshops and showcasing repertoire from the MT canon, played and sung expertly by the RCM's singers and musicians. Below are the RCM:MT productions that Jude conducted. (Featured artwork by Jude's trusted visual collaborator, Louise Richardson.):
The Masters of America (RCM:MT's inaugural Gala)
Sondheim: 50 years on from 'Forum'
Beautiful Mornings & Enchanted Evenings: The Musicals of Rodgers & Hammerstein
The RCM noted the groups' commitment to the form, and as a result, granted use of the iconic Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall for RCM:MT's productions. The Masters of America and Beautiful Mornings & Enchanted Evenings featured the 40-piece RCM Musical Theatre Orchestra.
*SOUNDCLOUD LINK OF EXCERPTS FROM R&H EN ROUTE*
ENGLAND DAY: NYC, 2017
Jude served as MD/arranger for NYC's England Day, held at the Queen Elizabeth II Garden in Manhattan, April 22nd 2017. Jude also played the official ceremony to kick-start 2017's events, held at the British Ambassador to America's residence, accompanying fellow Brit-in-NYC chum, Sally Ann Triplett.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE / Into the Woods
David Reiser, head of the brand new Musical Theatre department at Stockton University, invited Jude to be the Resident Musical Director for the first half of 2017. Jude visited the campus in Atlantic City, NJ twice a week. There, he worked very closely with Prof. Reiser's inaugural BA class on everything from repertoire, acting through song and the history of the form - to ensemble performance, musicianship & sensibility, and the future of the form. Jude's engagement culminated in a production of Into the Woods (dir. David Reiser) - offering the students the opportunity to rigorously apply the skills they had worked hard on developing under Jude's guidance.
music for SCREEN
Experienced in conducting to time-code and to live picture, Jude has worked with several media composers on the recordings of their works. He was a guest conductor of the Royal College of Music Film Music Orchestra and was the first ever student conductor of the RCM's Composition for Screen showcase at the Britten Theatre, London. Listen to Alex Lamy's rescoring of The Firebird and Charlotte Harding's rescoring of Tom & Jerry's The Bodyguard, conducted by Jude.
A Small PS:
Take a look at Louise Richardson's gorgeous artwork for Spring Awakening & Into the Woods, co-produced & MD'd by Jude for the Brighton Festival