About Judy Rosenberg

Judy Rosenberg Portrait

B.M., M.M. in Piano Performance from The Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester.

Artist/Lecturer and Director of Music in the Dance Department, Mills College, Oakland, California, from 1973 to 2010.

Ms. Rosenberg began to compose and perform her scores for silent film in 2001.

In 2006, she was invited to perform in New York City at the Donnell Media Center’s Meet the Composer series, for the film Her Sister From Paris. She has recorded this score for DVD on the KINO label.

In 2010, she was invited to perform her score for ROTAIE at the Telluride Film Festival and she participated in the Master Class for silent film musicans at the Pordenone Silent Film Festival in Pordenone, Italy. In 2013, she composed and performed for two of the Hitchcock

silents at THE SAN FRANCISCO SILENT FILM FESTIVAL. Later that same year, she

performed for all nine Hitchcock silents at Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA. She was invited to perform at Cinefest in March 0f 2014 and 2015.

November 13, 2010 was the San Francisco premiere of the newly restored 1916 film, THE CURSE OF QUON GWON, with her original score and performance. The DVD launch party was held at the Four Star Theater in San Francisco and featured the film maker Arthur Dong as part of his new DVD anthology  STORIES FROM CHINESE AMERICA: the ARTHUR DONG COLLECTION. VOL. 2

In 2017, Rosenberg recorded her scores for three films that are included in the dvd set

EARLY WOMEN FILMMAKERS, produced by Flicker Alley – David Shepard, producer.

Also in 2017, she scored and performed for PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN under the Oldies

label, also produced by David Shepard and Flicker Alley.

She is the principal pianist for silent film at the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, California and appears regularly at the Niles Silent Film Museum in Fremont.