Chris Judah-Lauder earned her Masters in Music Education from Indiana University, and has taught music at Good Shepherd Episcopal School in Dallas for over twenty years, where she received the Teacher of the Year Award in 2001. Chris has served as a Regional Representative for the National Board for the American Orff Schulwerk Association where she chaired the Conference Committee and served as Co-Chair of the Nominating Committee. In 1995, she was the Local Conference Co-Chair for the AOSA National Conference in Dallas, where her students performed for the opening session.
As a nationally-known clinician, Ms. Judah-Lauder has taught Orff Teacher Training courses at institutions throughout the United States, including Luther College, University of North Texas, Trinity College, James Madison University and Central Florida. She has presented at six AOSA national conferences in addition to independent workshops throughout the United States.
In 2004, Ms. Judah-Lauder presented at Chorister's Guild, TMEA, KMEA, North Carolina AOSA, Kansas Orff Chapter, New England AOSA, Kentucky AOSA, 2005 National AOSA (Long Beach) and at IMEA (Iowa). In 2005, her workshops included FMEA, TMEA, South Florida AOSA, San Diego AOSA, North Dallas AOSA, Montana AOSA, North Texas University, and Orff Level Certification Courses at Trinity College (San Antonio, Texas), and Central Florida.
Ms. Judah-Lauder directs three middle school ensembles: Orff Select, D.R.U.M. and Recorder Ensemble. Her groups have been featured at state, national and international conferences.
Her publications include Fun with Boomwhackers, Boom Boom Holiday Fun, Boom Boom Classics (Alfred), Hand Drums on the Move and To Drum (Beatin' Path Publications), Keeping it Simple and Sounds 'n Beats (Sweet Pipes). She is also a contributing author for MacMillan/McGraw-Hill's new textbook series, Spotlight On Music.