Judith Eissenberg is a founding member and second violinist of the Lydian String Quartet, in residence at Brandeis since 1980. With the quartet, she has won numerous international prizes, including the Naumburg Award for Excellence in Chamber Music, commissioned new works, and has toured extensively in the United States and abroad. A performer on both modern and period instruments, she has been a member and soloist with the Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra and has appeared with other performing organizations, including the Boston Chamber Music Society, The Boston Conservatory Chamber Players, Emmanuel Music, Boston Pops, and Boston Baroque. She is a founding member and a codirector of Music From Salem, a chamber music festival in upstate New York that was established in 1987. At Brandeis, she founded and directs MusicUnitesUs, an innovative outreach program that brings public school students to the Brandeis campus for a series of diverse music performances that reflect social studies lessons in the classroom.