American Society for Jewish Music

ASJM is a non-profit organization for all interested in Jewish music. Members include cantors, composers, educators, musicologists, ethnomusicologists, historians, performers, librarians and others interested in the field. Organizational memberships include libraries, universities, and synagogues. The Society presents a series of musical programs covering a wide range of Jewish music: sacred, secular, folk, concert and theater, often held at the Center for Jewish History in New York City. The Society also arranges and presents lectures on Jewish music by experts in their field. The American Society for Jewish Music publishes Musica Judaica, a scholarly journal in Jewish music. A quarterly Newsletter is also distributed to members. To encourage new compositions and performances, the Society established the Cantor Aaron J. Caplow Composition Competition which awards prizes for new Jewish works and assures their performance in the Society’s Annual Contemporary Composers’ Concert. The website includes a calendar of musical events, a table of contents of the journal, more information about the competition, and other links of Jewish interest.