Feinsinger, Mary

Born in New York City. A graduate of Barnard College, with B.A.,(Psychology), she also has a Master¹s Degree in Voice from The Juilliard School. She studied Voice: opera ( Martin Lies, Rose Bampton, Daniel Ferro) and Jazz Improvisation (voice-Janet Lawson, piano-Haim Cotton). She also studied Classical Piano (Jeaneane Dowis, Aspen Festival) and Composition (McNeil Robinson). As composer/arranger and editor at Transcontinental Music company in New York, she has written and arranged numerous pieces of solo and choral Jewish liturgical music. She produced, arranged, and music directed the 2-CD set Kol Dodi: Jewish Music for Weddings (2002). Also for the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, she arranged and produced the recording Songs from a Passover Haggadah (1997). She is co-founder, vocalist, and keyboard artist of the West End Klezmorim, and wrote music and lyrics for the off-Broadway revue Hot Klezmer; she has been assistant music director and vocal coach for the Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre. Feinsinger is on the board of directors of the American Society for Jewish Music, and is cantor of the Rossmoor Jewish Congregation near Princeton. She was for many years on the piano accompanying staff at Juilliard, and is on the voice faculty of the Mannes College of Music in New York. She is currently active as a composer/lyricist in the BMI/Lehman Engel Music Theatre Workshop. Pianist for Nederlander¹s production of Eight By Ten Work presented at BMI¹s Next Stage Cabaret. Music Director and Pianist, Songs of Repentance CD set (Transcontinental, 2000). Composer/Lyricist, BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. Composition Award, New Jewish Music Commission, LA. Composition Award, Christian Fellowship of Art Song Composers, Santa Barbara, CA.