Interviews with Radio programs:
To celebrate the completion of her opera's libretto, Judy Coder was interviewed twice in one day. She had a four-way conversation with The Writer's Block hosts on LATalk Radio, and popped by the studios of Ellensburg Community Radio.
"Our interview with performing western artist, composer, singer/songwriter, Judy Coder last evening was a lot of fun. Not only is Judy multi-talented, but has a sense of humor and a great willingness to impart her knowledge forward. Thanks for a great show, Judy! Give a listen right here at
Ellensburg Community Radio's "Meet Your Neighbors" program is hosted by Judy Sanders. Ms. Sanders had plenty of great questions about Judy's opera project. You can listen in right here.
Some time back, Judy Coder stopped by the studios of Ellensburg Community Radio (eburgradio.org) for a delightful discussion with host Judy Sanders about her work as a composer. Listen to the complete interview here.
Women’s Chorus Premieres New Coder Works
performances connected with The Big Read, focusing on The Things They Carried by author Tim O’Brien.
Coder created three unique arrangements for the event. “The Times They Are a-
Changin’” (Bob Dylan), and a touching piece called “Imagine – With Me” (combining John Lennon’s “Imagine” with Tom Paxton’s “Peace Will Come”), were scored for SSA chorus with piano, guitar, bass and drums. A third piece in the style of A Perfect Circle, “The Fiddle and the Drum” (Joni Mitchell) was scored for SSA a capella chorus. The three pieces were composed as a suite, with the a capella movement in the middle.
The pieces will be submitted for publication.
Three new choral arrangements by Judy Coder were premiered April 21, 2017, by the Ellensburg (WA) Women’s Chorus. The concert, “60s Songs of Peace and Protest,” was offered as part of a weeklong series of lectures and