In Memoriam

Judith “Judy” Shotwell Vick

June 19, 1944 — October 7, 2023

Greenville, South Carolina


The Furman University Department of Music remembers and honors the wife of Furman Professor of Music Emeritus Dr. Bingham (Bing) Vick, Jr, Judith (Judy) Shotwell Vick, who passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2023.  Bing served as Director of Furman Singers and coordinator of choral ensembles at Furman from 1970 until retiring in 2010, and Judy was there at his side throughout his tenure.  The bond they shared was so incredibly strong, which is evident by the fact that almost all of the photographs taken of Judy during her 56 years of marriage to Bing are of the couple together and not Judy alone.

In the words written so movingly in her obituary, “Judy had a deep passion for music that spanned over 40 years. She dedicated herself to the Furman Singers, leaving an indelible mark on their tours and performances here and abroad. Through her unwavering commitment, she elevated the emotional resonance of every song they performed together. The memories she created with the Furman Singers will forever be treasured by those fortunate enough to have been touched by their collective art. Many of those (her “Furman Singers children”) have mentioned that Judy and Bing were the ideal model for a happy marriage.”

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the:

“Nathan R. and Margaret P. Shotwell Scholarship in History” fund at
Wake Forest University
Office of Gift Planning
P.O. Box 7227
Winston-Salem, NC 27109

The Greenville Chorale or mail to
Greenville Chorale
P.O. Box 16851
Greenville SC 29606

The “Judith and Bingham Vick Student Conductor of Furman Singers Scholarship” fund at
Furman University
Office of Planned Giving
3300 Poinsett Hwy
Greenville SC 29613


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