Judi Figel is a dynamite singer and great pianist who performs a wide variety of music styles in and around the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. Her repertoire includes pop, jazz, country, light rock, Broadway and standards. Her fun-loving personality along with strong vocals will captivate an audience to provide high quality entertainment!
Judi can easily perform as a solo singer/pianist and then transition to fronting an 18 piece big band. She has been a soloist for wedding ceremonies in and around the Pittsburgh area since 1980 and had performed for many years at private venues with the dance band "Starfire". She has also performed with her "Judi Figel Duo/Trio" in countless public venues in the Pittsburgh area. She has been a featured vocalist with the Trinity Jazz Orchestra big band, she performed at the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta, the Byham Theater and has done pre-shows for Bobby Vinton, John Fogerty, John Cougar Mellencamp, Earth, Wind and Fire, Chicago and Steely Dan at the Post-Gazette Pavilion and the Chevrolet Amphitheater. She has recorded as a vocalist on several local artistsí albums and has done several commercial spots. Judi is currently in production on a solo CD project.
Judi is originally from the West Mifflin area and now resides in Monroeville. She earned a Bachelor of Music at Oberlin College as a piano major/voice minor specializing in Music Education and a Master of Music Education at Duquesne University. She has also done post-graduate study in string teaching at Ohio State University and Villanova University. She is a member of Phi Kappa Lambda (national music honor society), is a Nationally Registered Music Educator and is a member of PMEA, MENC and ASTA. Judi is a full-time string instrument instructor at the elementary level in the Plum Borough School District. In addition, she has appeared as a piano accompanist at several choral festivals in Pennsylvania for PMEA, WCMEA and others. In spring 2010, Judi will make her debut as a guest choral conductor for the PMEA Elementary Songfest to be held in Johnsonburg, PA.