Mifgash Musicale

Cantor Lanie is returning to Mifgash in 2014

Cantor Lanie is returning to Mifgash in 2014

Mifgash Musicale

July 27-July 31, 2014

Mifgash Musicale: Summer Institute for Synagogue Musicians of all types — Cantorial Soloists, Music Directors, Accompanists, Choir Directors, Composers – anyone involved in Jewish music and the creation of services.  A joint program of  Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in conjunction with the American Conference of Cantors and the Guild of Temple Musicians, Mifgash Musicale is designed for people who have some experience leading worship but want to engage in more in-depth study of a variety of subjects relevant to leading musical worship.

Accompanists Aryell Cohen and Dr. Alan Mason

Aryell Cohen & Dr. Alan Mason


Mifgash Musical 2014 will focus on Shabbat.  Mark your calendar: Sunday, July 27-Thursday, July 31, 2014 on the campus of the HUC-JIR in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Please note – you MUST be a GTM member to participate!  Sign up here.

Ben Steinberg rehearses the Mifgash attendees for a performance of his “Festival Cycle” in 2008.

Here you will train one-on-one with some of the finest scholars, composers, musicians, and teachers within the Reform Movement.  Faculty have included Composers Ben Steinberg, Bonia Shur, Sam Adler, Cantor Rachelle Nelson, Danny Maseng and Josh Nelson.  Scholars Rabbi Rick Sarason, Cantor Bruce Ruben, Cantor Ellen Dreskin and Cantor Yvonne Shore.  Accompanists Dr. Alan Mason,  and Aryell Cohen and many more.

This year, we are excited to announce the return of Cantor Alane (Lanie) Katzew to the Mifgash Faculty!  Also joining us, renowned accompanist and composer, Cantor Jonathan Comisar, and Scholar-in-Residence Jack Mendelson.

The program runs through a three year cycle of education – Shabbat, High Holy Days, and Festivals and other holidays.  The program for 2014 will focus on Shabbat.

No matter what year you choose, the course of study and the music learned will enrich all your musical services.  It’s an experience not to be missed.

Ellen Dreskin and Danny Maseng

Danny Maseng & Ellen Dreskin

Faculty 2011

Mifgash Faculty 2011

Mifgash Participants

Mifgash Participants

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