On Saturday, August 24, 2019, beloved AMS Executive Director Bob Judd unexpectedly passed away. The SMT Executive Board offers our deepest condolences to his widow, Cristle Collins Judd (distinguished music theorist and President of Sarah Lawrence College) and to the entire membership of AMS.  Bob was the guiding hand in organizing our joint meetings, working with utmost kindness and respect to create a wonderful sense of community among our two Societies. As our Executive Director, Jennifer Diaz, has so eloquently written: "Bob was a wonderful colleague, mentor, friend, and business partner. He will be sincerely missed personally and professionally."
As AMS President Suzanne Cusick has so touchingly memorialized: "A distinguished scholar of early modern keyboard music, Bob had served the AMS as Executive Director since 1996; indeed, he served as our heart and soul as well. The breadth of knowledge, optimism and keen analytical mind with which he approached every challenge over those twenty-three years will be sorely missed. Even more, however, we will miss his kindness, his generosity of spirit, and what one member called his 'seemingly infinite patience and grace'." 
Bob’s obituary may be found at http://www.mcgrathandson.com/obituary/judd-robert/. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the AMS Robert Judd Fund at https://www.amsmusicology.org/donations/donate.asp?id=18911.
Bob Judd was a remarkable leader and friend to us all. The Executive Board stands with AMS during this time of grieving. 
In sorrow,
Robert Hatten, SMT President