Dr. Nurit Jugend is a composer, music lecturer, and private tutor currently residing in California. She gives music appreciation classes at seminars, conferences, special events, and teaches regularly for the past 16 years at the Stanford Continuing Education at Stanford University. Dr. Jugend has composed more than a dozen published works that have been performed and broadcast worldwide. She has worked with leading orchestras, conductors and ensembles such as The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Maestro Zubin Mehta, St. Lawrence String Quartet at Stanford University,
The Calarts Contemporary Ensemble, The Slovenian Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Sean Edwards (Croatia), The EurOrchestra under Maestro Franseco Lentini (Italy), and many more. Dr. Jugend is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, namely the Arturo Toscanini Foundation Competition, Klon prize, Liebersohn award, Acum award, 2003-04 Giles Whiting Fellowship from the Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University and 2007 Summer Composers Residency at Banff Centre (Canada), and more. She received a PhD in music from Stanford University.
Dr. Jugend is the filmmaker, director and producer of the documentary film ‘They Played For Their Lives’ which speaks about the power of music to save lives, hope and human resilience.