The making of a Reform Jewish cantor : musical authority, cultural investment

Cohen, Judah M

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  • Creator Judah M. Cohen
  • Format Books; Sound Recordings
  • Publication Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2009] ©2009
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  • Physical Details
    • xii, 299 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
  • ISBNs 9780253353658, 0253353653
  • OCLC ocn313659341


  • "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"--Publisher's website (as viewed on Mar. 11, 2010).


  • Accompanying CD contains recordings by the HUC-JIR faculty and students during services, classes, practica, and senior recitals.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-289) and index.


  • 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
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