Festival of New Jewish Liturgical Music, Nov 13-14
Announcing the Festival of New Jewish Liturgical Music
November 13-14, 2004
Deadline for submissions: March 30, 2004
Shalshelet: The Foundation for New Jewish Liturgical Music
seeks to foster new music for Jewish congregational use and
expose wider audiences to innovations in Jewish religious
music. Shalshelet promotes the creation and spread of new
Jewish liturgical music.
Through the annual Festival of New Jewish Liturgical Music,
along with accompanying publications, such as a festival CD
and songbook, Shalshelet provides a venue for composers to
share their music.
A musical composition submitted
--must enhance congregational worship;
--must have been written less than two years prior to the
--must accompany a Jewish sacred text, taking care to
capture the spirit and importance of the text; and
--must not have been previously published or performed at a
major music festival.
The application process is open to everyone, regardless of
age, gender, Jewish affiliation, musical background, or
professional experience. A music committee will review
submissions with the support of advisory members.
Submissions may be selected for performance, publication, or