Judith Teehan Scholarship

Judith Teehan was a familiar name and face in the New England music world. Judy passed away unexpectedly surrounded by family on November 11, 2023, following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.  

An enthusiastic chamber musician and professional flute player, it was Judy’s life work to teach, coach, and play new and old works. Judy deeply believed in the role that music could play in people’s lives and she lived that out with her friends, always making time to make music together. She brought this vision to her teaching, investing with care in each new aspiring musician. Some of Judy’s most prized accomplishments include co-founding Infinities Chamber Ensemble and the group’s many innovative chamber music performances; starting many high school and middle school music programs; studying and teaching Suzuki Flute. She will always be remembered for her work as Executive Director of the Manchester Community Music School, where she worked tirelessly to create access to music education for every student and to provide a steady job for many of New England’s musicians.

The purpose of the Fund is to provide financial support to students enrolled in private lessons or ensembles at Manchester Community Music School.