Violinist JUDITH MASS joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the beginning of the 1980/81 season. A native Californian, she began playing violin at the age of eight and eventually studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the University of Texas at Austin, and Brooklyn College. Her teachers have included Itzhak Perlman, Stuart Canin, Stephen Clapp, Dorothy DeLay, and Ivan Galamian.
In the years prior to her joining the Philharmonic, she was a member of the Austin Symphony, the Corpus Christi Symphony, the National Orchestral Association, the Opera Orchestra of New York, and the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. She has also participated in many festivals and seminars, including the Aspen Festival, Meadowmount, Sarasota New College Festival, and the Cleveland Chamber Seminar.