Judy Levine-Holley, a member of the second violin section of the San Antonio Symphony, joined the orchestra in 1981. She began her studies on the violin at age 9. A native of Fairway, Kansas, Judy went on to earn a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Missouri Kansas City – Conservatory of Music where she was a student of Tiberius Klausner. She continued on to her graduate studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied under David Cerone. Judy received a Ford Foundation Fellowship to be part of a string quartet at UMKC and returned there to complete her Master of Music degree, continuing her studies with Klausner.
Judy has performed in various other capacities in the San Antonio area, including the San Antonio Opera and the Winters Chamber Orchestra as well as with the Klezmer band, “Hallel.” Judy began specializing in Jewish music in high school and has been arranging music for string quartet in the style ever since. In 2000 many of her arrangements were published in her collection entitled “Jewish Wedding Music” for string quartet. She continues to arrange and perform her arrangements on a regular basis.
Judy maintains a private violin studio in her home where she lives with her husband, Steve. They have three children, all of whom have been very involved in music.