Judith M. Baity is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin native. She holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI), Michigan State University, East Lansing, and the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. She is a successful accompanist and piano instructor. Her extensive experience as a director of sacred music gives Judith a unique musical voice as a composer and arranger of solo instrumental and orchestral works, choral and jazz pieces, contemporary gospel, and children’s music. Two published piano pieces, “Toccatina” and “Q&A,” are 1992 National Conference of Piano Pedagogy winners. Her “Mary McLeod Bethune Suite” for orchestra and voice was premiered in 2003 at Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, FL. Ms. Baity’s 2007 Kwanzaa CD, Nguzo Saba, is ranked as one of the best for children by about.com. During her time as the 2009 Artist-in-Residence at the Buckley School of Sherman Oaks, CA, she composed their school song, “Buckley, the Place for Me.” More information can be found on her website.