Conductor: Dr. Steve Singer
Coordinator: Jennifer Koplow
Contact Email: [email protected]
Rehearsal Day: Sunday
Dr. Steve Singer (yes, that's my real name!) is a dedicated educator, vocalist, vocal arranger, and percussionist/noisemaker. He is the founder and musical director of Listen Up! A Cappella, the Chicago-based Jewish vocal band. His vocal arrangements have been recognized by the Harmony Sweepstakes Competition and the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards. Listen Up! has performed since 1992 throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. Their YouTube videos have garnered more than one million views.
Attending Occidental College in Los Angeles, Steve played in the Occidental-Caltech orchestra and toured with its renowned Glee Club to the former Soviet Union. Steve received his doctorate in neuropharmacology from the Loyola Stritch School of Medicine and has worked for more than 20 years leading medical education for physicians and health professionals.
Steve’s love for Jewish song began as a camper at OSRUI and Habonim Camp Tavor and continues today. He can be heard (quite easily) when he leads davening at Skokie’s Congregation Or Torah. He is an active member of Chicago’s Jewish community, having served on the boards of Camp Moshava Wild Rose and the Continuum Theater. He currently serves on the board of the Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics. Steve lives in Skokie, Illinois with his wife Rebecca Klein Singer, an early childhood educator (and former Listen Up! vocalist). They have three children who can be seen singing along with mom and dad in their Jewish holiday-themed The Singers Sing YouTube videos.
Steve is grateful for the opportunity to lead HaZamir's Chicago Chapter. When he's not working, singing, or sleeping, he can be found researching the origins of #jewishsong for his new podcast, The Jewish Song Show… coming soon.