About the Conductor / Music Director

Marcy A. Sudock

Maestro Marcy A. Sudock is the founding director and conductor of Southern California based Musique Sur La Mer Orchestras, including the Musique Sur La Mer Orchestra, Chamber Ensembles, Youth Symphony Orchestra and Honors Chamber Orchestra. She is a professional orchestra conductor, violinist, violin instructor, and music coach.

A graduate of California State University, Long Beach, Music Performance, Marcy Sudock studied violin with Vera Barstow, Ken Goldsmith, Pavol Farkas, Manuel Compinsky and Robert Sanov. Maestro Sudock has furthered her education through the Starling-DeLay Violin Symposium at the Juilliard School of Music in New York.

As a violinist, Marcy has performed with a cadre of musical luminaries including:
Luciano Pavoratti – Andrea Bocelli – Lou Rawls – Lionel Richie – Reba McIntyre – Paula Abdul – Freddie Hubbard – Leonard Penario – Marnie Nixon – Sammy Fayne – Neville Mariner – Richard and Karen Carpenter, to name but a few.

Ms. Sudock has performed with numerous symphonies, chamber orchestras and ensembles, recording studios and shows throughout the USA and abroad.

As a conductor, Marcy Sudock, has performed to sold-out audiences in:


Royal College of Music, Amaryllis-Fleming Concert Hall
– in honor of the wedding of HRH Prince William and Catherine Middleton
– in honor of the Diamond Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II
Hampton Court Palace
Blenheim Palace
Canary Wharf Music Festival
Glouchester Cathedral


Museum of Welsh Coal Mining


Vienna: Musikverien-Saal
Salzburg: Mozarteum – Salzburg Cathedral – University Festival Hall – Mirabel Gardens
Eisenstadt: Esterhazy Palace


Prague: St. Simon and Jude – Podebrady Spa, Podebrady


Sydney Opera House, Sydney
Brisbane Youth Orchestra Hall
Broughton College, New South Wales
Pittwater High School, Pittwater
Woolaware High School, Woolaware
Royal School for Blind and Deaf Children, Sydney


Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch
Lindisfarne College, Hastings
Auckland Performing Arts Center, Auckland


Teatro Nacional, San Jose


Liberty Square, Cannes
Festival Hall, Cannes
First Anglican Church, Nice


Royal Cathedral of Monaco


Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA
Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach, CA
Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach CA
State University of Ohio, Cleveland, OH
Disneyland, Anaheim, CA
CSULB, Long Beach, CA
Shouting Coyote Arts Festival, Tujunga, CA
Community Congregational Church UCC, Los Alamitos, CA
McGaugh School Auditorium, Seal Beach, CA
Temple Ner Tamid, Downey, CA
Old Ranch Country Club, Seal Beach, CA
NAACP Awards, Sheraton Hotel, Long Beach, CA
The Grand, Long Beach, CA

WORLD PREMIERS conducted by Ms. Sudock:
*Pacific Visions for String Orchestra, Kenneth Fuchs
*Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, “The Voyager”, Richard Danielpour
*St. Melengall’s Voyage Across the Sea for Viola and String Orchestra, Max Wolpert
*Pacific Visions for String Orchestra, David Zeliff
*Odyssey for Viola and Strings, David Zeliff
*In the Memory of for Cello and Orchestra, David Zeliff
*Ocean of Possibilities for String Orchestra, David Zeliff
*Depths for Alto Saxophone and Strings, Steve Hommel
*Currents for Alto Saxophone and Strings, Steve Hommel
*River Cam for Viola and String Orchestra, Eric Whitacre, transcribed for viola – Brett Deubner

Marcy Sudock has received numerous commendations and recognitions locally, nationally and internationally including:

  • NAACP Collaboration Award
  • Kiwanis International Service Award
  • Certificates of Recognition and Commendations from the State of California, the US Senate and Congress, the City of Long Beach, CA, the city of Los Alamitos, CA and President Barak Obama
  • nomination of Amazing Woman of the Year, Long Beach Press-Telegram plus numerous other awards for her contributions as a conductor, violinist, instructor and humanitarian.

Mrs. Sudock is a public speaker on music, artistic development, the power of positive action and empowering people to be kind, responsible, joyous, successful, fulfilled human beings. She is the author of the best-selling book on wedding music, My Wedding Music Planner and the producer/violinist on the CD, My Wedding Music.

Driven by her passion for life, family, music, and serving humanity, Marcy Sudock, strives to make the world more peaceful, kind and joyful utilizing positive actions and the international language of music. Music is the path, Musique Sur La Mer Orchestras is the vehicle.