Name: Judy Christy
Hometown: Winter Park, FL
At what age did you begin playing your instrument? 8
Who have been your greatest musical influences? My teachers James Caldwell and Robert Atherholt.
Who are your favorite composers? Bach, Brahms, Dvorak, Mahler.
What career path would you have taken had you not chosen music? ???????????
What's currently playing on your iPod or CD player? Kindermusik and other kids' CDs.
Your hobbies and interests: Playing with my two young children, Amanda and Michael.
Some little-known, yet interesting facts about you: I grew up on a farm in Maryland and had a buffalo named George. I played violin for 10 years.
Funniest concert moment: Any concert with Michael Krajewski.
Daily practice rituals: I spend more time making reeds than I do practicing.
The question you're asked most often about your instrument (and your answer): "Is that a clarinet?" My answer: "No, it's an oboe."
Your favorite part about playing in the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra: I met my husband John in the orchestra. I also really like the people I work with.