Jennifer Judkins

Adjunct Professor--Performance Studies/Music Education - Music


Office: 2848

DR. JENNIFER JUDKINS is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UCLA (Ph.D. Music, 1987). Her academic interests focus on aesthetics (the philosophy of the arts), and she was recently elected to the National Board of Trustees for the American Society for Aesthetics. At UCLA, she teaches Music Bibliography for Performers,  and she is the Faculty Graduate Advisor.

Professor Judkins has published articles and book reviews in the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism (including guest editing the Fall 2014 issue), the British Journal of Aesthetics, the Journal of Aesthetic Education, Philosophy and Literature, Canadian Philosophical Reviews, Percussive Notes, and Medical Problems of Performing Artists, in addition to contributing two articles to The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Music (2011). She has also given invited papers for the Canadian Learned Societies, the Performing Artists Medical Association, the American Society for Aesthetics, and the American Musicological Society.

In the musical world, she performed for many years as a freelance percussionist with the L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra and New Music Group, the L.A. Baroque Orchestra, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, and the Japan America Symphony, working under such conductors as Myung-Wun Chung, Leonard Slatkin, Michael Tilson Thomas, Christopher Hogwood, Witold Lutoslawski, and Pierre Boulez.