Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska offers Jewish Music Symposium

A two-day academic symposium called “‘I Will Sing and Make Music’: Jewish Music and Musicians Throughout the Ages” will be held October 29-30, 2006. It is The Nineteenth Annual Klutznick-Harris Symposium being held in Omaha Nebraska. This year’s theme on Jewish music has as keynote speaker Josh Jacobson of Northeastern University.
Presenters include:

Theodore Albrecht
Kent State University
“Beethoven’s Quotation of Kol Nidrei? A Circumstantial Case for Sherlock Holmes”

Paul Eisenstein Baker
University of St. Thomas (Houston)
“Leo Zeitlin and the Early Twentieth Century Society for Jewish Folk Music”

Emily A. Bell
University of Florida
“Revitalizing the Synagogue Ritual: Cantor David Putterman’s Annual Service of New Music at New York’s Park Avenue Synagogue”

Dan W. Clanton, Jr.
University of Denver
“‘From Biblical Times to Lyrical Rhymes’: The Assertion of Jewish Identity in Music as Cultural Resistance”

Marsha Bryan Edelman
Gratz College
“What Do You Mean, ‘It Doesn’t Sound Jewish?’: Debunking Myths and Defining Models for Extra-Liturgical Music”

Anat Feinberg
College of Jewish Studies Heidelberg
“To Play or Not to Play: Jewish Musicians in Germany After 1945”

Susan M. Filler
Chicago, IL
“The Music of Yiddish Theater and Its Influence on Broadway”

Rabbi Jonathan Gross
Omaha, NE
“Make a Note of That: The Importance of the Ta’amei Hamikrah in Understanding the Torah”

Charles Isbell
Louisiana State University
“Musical Notations in the Biblical Book of Psalms”

Joshua Jacobson
Northeastern University
KEYNOTE-“Jewish Music: What Is That?”

Daniel Juette
University of Heidelberg
“Public Space and Jewish Music in Renaissance Italy”

Charles Jurgensmeier, SJ
Creighton University
“Solomon Sulzer and Ranz Schubert: A Musical Collaboration”

Rita Ottens
City University of London
“‘It’ll Still Take Some Time Until We Will Get Over It’: A Field Report from the Klezmer Scene of New Germany”

Joel E. Rubin
University of Virginia
“‘They Danced It, We Played It’: Adaptation and Revitalization in Post-1920s New York Klezmer Music”