Dates for Mifgash Musicale just announced:
July 19-23, 2015
High Holy Days – New Machzor & Musical Machzor Companion
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.
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 z”l, Samuel Adler, Cantor Rachelle Nelson, Danny Maseng and Josh Nelson. Scholars Rabbi Rick Sarason, Cantor Bruce Ruben, Cantor Ellen Dreskin Cantor Alane Katzew and Cantor Yvonne Shore. Accompanists Dr. Alan Mason, Cantor Jonathan Comisar, and Aryell Cohen and many more.
The program runs through a three year cycle of education – Shabbat, High Holy Days, and Festivals and other holidays. The program for 2015 will focus on High Holy Days, specifically the new Machzor and Musical Machzor companion.
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.