JMI announces Cantorial workshops in London this summer
JMI School of Jewish Liturgical Music
Cantorial Summer School
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Sunday 20 - Thursday 24 June 2004 10.00am - 5.30pm
International Faculty of Cantors from USA, Canada and Israel
Course Director: Stephen Glass; Course leader: Cantor Arie L Subar
Guest lecturers: Cantor Naftali Herstik (Jerusalem), Cantor Alberto Mizrahi (Chicago)
For the first time in London a Summer School devoted to the traditional modes and melodies of the synagogue - for Sabbaths, Pilgrim Festivals, High Holydays, and Jewish weddings in the Ashkenazi (Eastern and Western European) tradition - for people of all backgrounds from very beginners to even the most experienced service leaders.
Come and learn/brush up/refine/improve/develop/broaden/increase your skills and learn some new music that is guaranteed to enhance the services in your synagogue. There will be opportunities for problem solving. The focus will be on repertoire and technique as well as interpretation of the text and congregational participation. It takes place at London University, in the heart of Bloomsbury.
This course is a 'must attend' for anybody leading services on the High Holydays or who is occasionally called upon to lead Sabbath or Holiday Services. It is also for those new to the genre. (Fluency in Hebrew, knowledge of the liturgy and written musical notation will be an advantage)
Full rate: £165, student rate: £110
Fees will include all tuition and workshops as well as tea and coffee and kosher snack lunch.
Sunday only: £50, student rate: £30
Scholarships: Some scholarships covering all or part of the course fees are available. These are normally for full-time students under 30, but other categories may be considered.
Accommodation: Not included but we can recommend hotels and hostels near to SOAS.