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Judith Aucoin Olson

Judith grew up in a family with deep musical roots in the fiddle music of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and Memramcook, New Brunswick, the church, and Country/ Western music. She studied piano as a child, and as a teenager, she joined a folk group in which she honed her skills in vocal harmonies and guitar. She eventually attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where she studied classical guitar and voice. Her experiences there expanded her musical horizons and contributed to her eclectic taste in music.

Judith has a particular interest in the role of music in spirituality. She has sung in several church choirs and musical groups, contributing vocal arrangements performed by them. She attended Hebrew College in Massachusetts to acquire the skills to become a lay cantor in her local synagogue.

Returning to her musical roots for a period, she studied French Canadian fiddling and taught herself to play the mandolin. With her interest in healing (as a licensed physician) and spirituality, she gravitated towards playing the harp which has been her passion for the last several years. She views music as a language that is unsurpassed in its ability to communicate and express the deepest human emotions and to promote healing on many levels. She finds the harp to be the perfect conduit for this undertaking.