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Author Cohen, Judah M., author

Title The making of a Reform Jewish cantor : musical authority, cultural investment / Judah M. Cohen
Edition First paperback edition
Published Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2019


Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series [Helen B. Schwartz book in Jewish studies]
Helen B. Schwartz book in Jewish studies
Contents To fashion a cantor -- Seeking the tradition -- Constructing a tradition -- Through the prism of the practicum -- A prism of cantorial sound -- A prism of cantorial identity
Summary "The Making of a Reform Jewish Cantor provides an unprecedented look into the meaning of attaining musical authority among American Reform Jews at the turn of the twenty-first century. How do aspiring cantors adapt traditional musical forms to the practices of contemporary American congregations? What is the cantor's role in American Jewish religious life today? Judah M. Cohen follows cantorial students at the School of Sacred Music, Hebrew Union College, over the course of their training, as they prepare to become modern Jewish musical leaders. Opening a window on the practical, social, and cultural aspects of aspiring to musical authority, this book provides unusual insights into issues of musical tradition, identity, gender, community, and high and low musical culture."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 14, 2019)
Subject Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. New York Campus. School of Sacred Music.
SUBJECT Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. New York Campus. School of Sacred Music fast
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Subject Cantillation -- Instruction and study.
Cantors (Judaism) -- Education
Reform Judaism.
Reform Judaism.
MUSIC -- Ethnomusicology.
Cantillation -- Instruction and study
Reform Judaism
Genre/Form Synagogue music
Synagogue music.
Musique synagogale.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780253045478