For the first time in Britain an International Academic Conference is being devoted to the music of Jewish prayer. Internationally acclaimed scholars in Jewish liturgical music will lead the programme presented jointly by the School of Music, University of Leeds and the Academic Wing of the European Cantors Association.
University of Leeds, UK
Tuesday 16 – Friday 19 June 2015
The conference is organised in association with the international research project Performing the Jewish Archive, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Supported by the Jewish Music Institute, SOAS University of London
Professor Emeritus Eliyahu Schleifer, Professor of Sacred Music and Director of the School of Sacred Music at HUC-JIR/ Jerusalem, Israel
Professor Mark Kligman, Professor of Jewish Music University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Professor Rabbi Jeffrey Summit, Research Professor, Tufts University, Medford/Somerville, MA (near Boston)