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Judith Dorothy Sherman (born November 12, 1942) is an American audio engineer, and record producer. She has been nominated for 15 Grammy Awards and won 10 including for Producer Of The Year, Classical five times (in 1993, 2007, 2011, 2014, 2015).[1] She has worked with contemporary composers on recordings including Steve Reich, Elliot Carter, John Adams, John Corigliano, and Phillip Glass.[2] Notable artists she has worked with include the Alexander String Quartet, Kronos Quartet, Pacifica Quartet, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, and the Cleveland Quartet.

Judith Sherman
Born (1942-11-12) November 12, 1942 (age 76)
Cleveland, Ohio
OriginUnited States
Occupation(s)Engineer, producer
Years active1971–present


Early life and careerEdit

Sherman was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1942 to LaVerne Leukens Smith[3] and William Paul Leukens.[citation needed] She attended Valparaiso University where she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in 1964. She received a Master of Fine Arts from State University of New York (Buffalo) in 1971.[4] After graduating, Sherman worked for Edd Kalehoff (professionally known as "Edward at the Moog"[5]) in 1971-1972 in New York City. She went on to work for WBAI in New York, where she started as an engineer and worked her way up to producer and music director.[2] In 1976, she started Judith Sherman Productions, where she has worked since as a freelance recording engineer and producer.[6]

Sherman was the summer recording engineer for the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont from 1976 to 1994.[6] She was audio faculty at the Banff Centre in 2006 and 2008.[7] She has served on the board of directors for Chamber Music America.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Sherman was married to Grammy-winning record producer Max Wilcox. The marriage ended in divorce.[8] She is married to violinist Curtis Macomber.[9]

After the death of her mother, Sherman commissioned composer George Perle to write a piece in her mother's memory. Triptych for Violin & Piano premiered January 27, 2003 in New York City.[10]


She was awarded the Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award (by Chamber Music America) in 2009.[2]


  1. ^ "Judith Sherman". 2019-02-15. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  2. ^ a b c "Judith Sherman". New Music USA. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  3. ^ "Perle,George:Triptych for Violin & Piano : Thomas Metzler Violin Shop". Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  4. ^ "Alumni Pride". Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  5. ^ "Selling Sounds". Billboard Magazine. 82, No. 28. July 11, 1970.
  6. ^ a b c asq4 (2012-06-15). "Meet Producer Judith Sherman". The Alexander String Quartet. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  7. ^ "InStudio Magazine Spring/Summer 2018". Issuu. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  8. ^ Roberts, Sam (2017-01-31). "Max Wilcox, Grammy-Winning Record Producer, Dies at 88". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  9. ^ H., Stam, David (2014). What happened to me : my life with books, research libraries, and performing arts. [Bloomington, Ind.]: AuthorHouse. ISBN 9781491861493. OCLC 875295930.
  10. ^ "Perle,George:Triptych for Violin & Piano : Thomas Metzler Violin Shop". Retrieved 2019-02-17.

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