Judy Nishimura (b. 1953)
A lifelong resident of Chicago, Judy Nishimura, received her degree in Flute Performance from Northwestern University after studying with Walfrid Kujala. Her award-winning arrangements, published by ALRY Publications, SMP Press, Hal Leonard, and Hope Publishing have been performed all over the world. In 2015 she won the National Flute Association's Flute Choir Composition Competition with "Transverses." She currently works as a freelance music engraver for major publishing companies.