Ms. Sainte Croix began playing professionally at the age of sixteen, performing the Poulenc Organ Concerto with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. She received her Masters of Music Composition degree from Indiana University School of Music.

Her awards and performances include the Gaudeamus Competition in the Netherlands for the orchestral work Love Brings Good Fortune, the Martha Baird Rockefeller Foundation for performances in Europe, the Brooklyn Philharmonic’s premiere of the opera The Secret Circuit, the Canton Ohio Symphony’s premiere of Anodos (The Goddess Arising), as well as a Creative Associate Fellowship in Buffalo, NY.

In New York City, her music has been performed at Lincoln Center, the Kitchen, the Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Art Museum, Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, the Dia Art Foundation, the Kosciuszko Foundation, the Elebash Recital Hall, the Steinway Co.,  New York University and Merkin Concert Hall and the Americas Society.

She has been sponsored in concert by the Chamber Music America, the Orchestra of St. Lukes, The Long Island Composer’s Alliance, The Kitchen, Meet the Composer, The American Composer’s Forum, Raw Impressions Music Theatre, New Dramatists and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Performances outside New York include, The Philharmonia Gaudi in Vienna, Austria, The Rhode Island Philharmonic, The Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony,  Taos Chamber Music Group, Serenada of Santa Fe, the Atlantic Center for the Arts & performances internationally of the Kachina Piano Preludes by  Norman Krieger.

Ms. Sainte Croix has received foundation support for her music from, The Wurlitzer, The Heathcote Arts and The Jerome Foundations as well as The Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust Recording Fund. In 2001 she received the Chamber Music America Commissioning Award to create Vision III  which also received an NEA Touring Grant for the 2002-2003 season.

In June of 2001 her string quartet Renewal  was included on the Capstone CD release, Diverse Light.. The New York Foundation for the Arts awarded her a NYFA Fellows Award in Music Composition in May of 2002 and the Concordia Career Advancement Award in June of 2003. In the 2003 National Geographic TV feature on temperate rainforest conversation, entitled “Branching Out”, she sings her operatic rainforest music 200 feet above ground in the forest canopy. In 2004 she received a Continental Harmony Commission for the state of Rhode Island. She just completed concerts and outreach for the Durango, Colorado and Bozeman, MT Symphony with Native American Flutist, R. Carlos Nakai. Los Pajaros Blancos de la Noche Profunda written at the David White Artist Colony in Colon, Costa Rica in 2008 was released on the Innova label in 2010. In the same year she received a Con Edison Composer Residency at the Turtle Bay Music school where she premiered her work The Visionary Dance, a tale of raising consciousness, in collaboration with Mark DeGarmo and Dancers, with the musical score performed by the Sonora Trio in which she performs on keyboards and vocals.

Photo Credit: Claudia Miranda
Musicians: The Sonora Trio – Dancers: Marie Baker-Lee, Mark DeGarmo

MUSIC SAMPLES (click play button to listen)

Andrew Bolotowsky, Flutist


Hollywood Orchestra, J. Sainte Croix, Conductor


Meridian String Quartet


Sun Darkness Wind
The Sonora Trio; Lyrics Geronimo


The Trio Dance from The Visionary Dance
The Sonora Trio


Dance for the Heart of the Jaguar from The Visionary Dance
The Sonora Trio


The Spirits of Nature from The Visionary Dance
The Sonora Trio and Turtle Bay Music School Singers, Julie Rulyak, Dir.


Victory from The Visionary Dance
The Sonora Trio


Vision I
Sonora Ensemble, J. Sainte Croix, Conductor


Vision II


Vision III
Quintet of the Americas



Sonora Trio – Andrew Bolotowsky, flutes; Oren Fader, guitars;
Judith Sainte Croix, keyboards and voice

Sonora Ensemble – Andrew Bolotowsky, flutes; Steven Carter, clarinet; Jill Van Nostrand, Fr Horn;
Bill Hayes, percussion; Gregor Kitzis and Michael Levin, Violins; Christine Ims, viola; Mark Helias, Contrabass;
Johnny Reinhard, bassoon; Taylor Ho Bynum, trumpet; Lawrence Wolf, piano; Tomas Ulrich, cello

Helisphere – Matt Sullivan, oboe; Roxanne Bergman, violin; Sam Kephart, viola; Tomas Ulrich, cello

Meridian String Quartet – Sebu Sirinian and Lisa Tipton, violins; Liuh Wen Ting, viola; Wolfram Koessel, cello

Quintet of the Americas – Matt Sullivan, oboe; Barbara Oldham, Fr Horn; Laura Koepke, Bassoon;
Edward Gilmore, Clarinet; Sato Moughalian, flute


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