Performance in Carnegie Hall by the Washington Township High School Orchestra
Judy Pagon, conductor
“Sensitivity, attention to detail and an eclectic approach are the hallmarks of Judy’s conducting. She insists on musicality, as well as a focus on the intentions of the composer as she guides the development of her students’ technical and musical skills necessary for performance accuracy. In addition to her love and familiarity with the classic orchestra literature, her diverse programs highlight music that has a contemporary appeal for both performers and audience members.”
—Robert T. Frampton, Jr., Visual & Performing Arts Supervisor, Washington Township Schools
Immediate Past-President, Eastern Division, National Assoc. for Music Education (NAfME)
Judy Pagon was the Orchestra Director at Washington Township High School in Sewell, NJ until her retirement in 2018. Under her leadership, the orchestra represented the state of NJ and performed at the celebration for “America’s 400th birthday” in 2007; participated in a concert tour of Austria in 2009; performed at Carnegie Hall in 2011; performed in a concert tour of Quebec in 2013; represented NJ Region 3 and performed for the NJMEA Conference in 2015; and performed at Kennedy Center in Washington DC in 2017.
Judy has conducted youth orchestras for several summer festivals including the Strings International Music Festival and Rowan Strings Camp. She conducted the All South Jersey Junior High String Ensemble in 2004 and 2013.
Judy received her undergraduate degree in viola performance from the Eastman School of Music and an MM in orchestral conducting from Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ