Sing. Create. Explore.
Interested in Jewish music and liturgy? Deepen your understanding and hone your musical skills. Week-long classes in June and July.
“We’re delighted to offer this intensive music training to anyone with a love of Jewish liturgical music, who wants to hone their skills and add new ones to their repertoire,” said Cantor Brian Mayer, dean of the School of Jewish Music.
Classes will be taught by School of Jewish Music faculty, as well as guest instructors who are specialists in their fields. Among the class offerings are:
- Teaching and Leading Songs in Contemporary Synagogue Worship, with Cantor Jeff Klepper
- Building Spiritual Communities, with Shir Yaakov Feit , singer, composer and specialist in Renewal-style repertoire
- Niggun and Klezmer, with renowned Klezmer musician Rabbi Sruli Dresdner
- Teaching Music, with singer/educator Ellen Allard
- Sacred Drumming, with teacher/percussionist Mitch Gordon
- Shabbat and Weekday Nusach, with Cantors Brian Mayer and Becky Wexler Khitrik CAN ‘14
- Accompanied Repertoire for Shabbat, with guest instructors including Rabbi Jessica Kate Meyer HCRS ’14, Rav-Hazzan Neil Blumofe, Cantor Marcie Jonas CAN ’10, and Rabbi Ebn Leader
In addition to offering courses, the Prayer Leader Summer Institute will also offer An Evening of Klezmer Music with Sruli & Lisa on Tuesday June 28 at 7:30pm. The event will feature musicians Sruli Dresdner, Lisa Mayer & Zachary Mayer who perform and teach klezmer, Hasidic music and dance all over the country. Tickets are available at hebrewcollege.edu/upcoming-events#klezmer-concert.