Judy Iwata Bundra serves as Chief Academic Officer and Dean of the Cleveland Institute of Music, overseeing the academic affairs of the conservatory. Previously, Bundra was a member of the leadership team as Interim Dean and Associate Dean at the DePaul University School of Music, where she also served on the music education faculty for 30 years. In addition to her work on accreditation, curriculum and assessment, Bundra has held leadership positions for the Board of the Negaunee Institute of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and has worked as an education consultant to the Grant Park Orchestra Association.


  • PhD in Music Education, Northwestern University
  • MM, Northwestern University
  • BME, Northwestern University