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Jewish Music Masterclass Featuring Benjie Ellen Schiller

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Jewish Music Masterclass Featuring Benjie Ellen Schiller


Jewish Music Masterclass with Benjie Ellen Schiller

Cantor Benjie Ellen Schiller is a nationally known composer. Her compositions include “Halleluhu,” a multi-rhythmic setting of Psalm 150; “Lamdeini;” “U’kratem D’ror- Proclaim Liberty,” an American/Jewish response to 9/11, and various commissioned works for choirs, synagogues and interfaith liturgical groups. A World Fulfilled, a solo recording of her compositions, was released in 2002. A collection of her synagogue compositions, “Azamrah, Songs of Benjie Ellen Schiller” was published in 2019 by Transcontinental Music.

Cantor Schiller also serves as the Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman Professor of Liturgy, Worship and Ritual and Professor of Cantorial Arts at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music. She has served on the faculty of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality rabbinic and cantorial programs and the North American Jewish Choral Festival. She is certified by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality as a Jewish mindfulness meditation teacher.

This livestreamed Jewish Music Masterclass program provides the opportunity to hear about Schiller’s creative process, listen to some of her music and connect with the artist.