Judy Levine-Holley joined the Second Violin section of the San Antonio Symphony in 1981. A native of Fairway, KS, Judy began violin studies at the age of nine then went on to earn a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of Missouri Kansas City – Conservatory of Music where she was a student of Tiberius Klausner. She continued her graduate studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with David Cerone, ultimately completing her Master of Music degree from UMKC.
Judy has performed as a member of many other San Antonio area organizations, including the San Antonio Opera and the Winters Chamber Orchestra. She was a member of the local Klezmer band “Hallel” and has specialized in Jewish music. Judy has been arranging Jewish music since high school and has published a collection of her arrangements, Jewish Wedding Music for String Quartet. She continues to arrange and perform Jewish music on a regular basis.
Judy is married to Steve and has three grown children, all of whom have been very involved in music, and one of which became a professional cellist.