Judith E. Carman holds the BM and MM degrees in vocal performance with minors in piano and languages from George Peabody College (Nashville, TN), the DMA degree in vocal performance and pedagogy from the University of Iowa, and has done postdoctoral studies in advanced music analysis and conducting at the University of Houston. Her dissertation in American art song, "Twentieth-Century American Song Cycles: A Study in Circle Imagery," led to the editorship of the first and third editions of Art Song in the United States, 1759–1999: An Annotated Bibliography (3rd ed., Scarecrow Press, 2001).
Dr. Carman has taught studio and class voice and related subjects at Shenandoah Conservatory of Music, The University of Iowa, Central Michigan University, Lansing (MI) Community College, Houston Baptist University, and Texas Southern University, as well as maintained a private voice studio in Houston, 1979–2007. She has made numerous presentations on American art song, including three NATS Summer Intern sessions and a NATS Winter Workshop (Miami).
Dr. Carman has taught yoga with a special emphasis on yoga for singers since 1999 and has conducted numerous Yoga and Singing workshops. She presented three sessions on Yoga and Singing at the NATS Winter Workshop in Los Angeles (2008) and taught Yoga for Singers classes at the NATS National Conference in Nashville (2008). Dr. Carman is certified at the 500 hour level (RYT500) by the American Viniyoga Institute and is registered with Yoga Alliance.