Judy Divis, viola
Judy Divis graduated cum laude from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Music in violin performance. Since 1986, Judy has been a member of the viola section of the Omaha Symphony. Judy played in Lincoln’s Symphony, the Nebraska Chamber Orchestra, and Des Moines Opera. She has recorded with several artists including Mannheim Steamroller, First Aid Kit and Bright Eyes. Judy is also a founding member of the Nova String Quartet, established in 1990, and plays with the Omaha Chamber Music Society.
A dedicated teacher who has served on the faculty at UNO, the Omaha Conservatory of Music, Brownell-Talbot School, and Midland Lutheran College, Judy served as a String Specialist for Omaha Public Schools for many years, and as a consultant for the Education Department of the Omaha Symphony’s Community Partnerships program. In addition to a small private studio, she coaches string students for Omaha Public Schools, Millard Public Schools, and the Omaha Area Youth Orchestra.
As Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Omaha Chamber Music Society, Judy is the Founder and Director of Good Vibrations, a program dedicated to repairing student-owned stringed instruments in Title I OPS schools. It’s the only program of its kind in the country.