Judith Schneider, harpsichordist/organist, is a native of Chicago. She
studied piano with Robert Brownlee, organ with Dr. Robert Jones, harpsichord
with Igor Kipnis and later with Waldemar Döling in Germany, where she
also attended master classes in Bremen under Gustav Leonhardt.
Judith has devoted many years to the music of J. S. Bach and to the study
of Baroque performance practices in general. She collaborated with editor
Willard A. Palmer on his editions of Bach for Alfred Publishing that include
the Two and Three Part Inventions, the Italian Concerto,
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Vol. I, and Bach's Selected
Works for Keyboard. Additionally, she has edited Bach's French
Suites and selected works of Muzio Clementi in the Alfred series,
First Book for Pianists. In her most recent endeavour, she accepted
the monumental task of editing Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Vol.
II, the long-anticipated and welcome addition to Alfred's Masterwork
Judith studied at the University of Houston with Willard A. Palmer, taking
over his students upon his retirement. She has performed harpsichord recitals
in many U.S. cities as well as appearing in Germany and Switzerland as
soloist and as harpsichordist in Baroque ensembles.