Conductor: Dr. Marsha Bryan Edelman
Coordinator(s): Nancy Weinberger
Teen Leader(s): Hannah Mani-Abraham, Jordan Rubinfeld, Ava Schneider
Contact Email: [email protected]
Rehearsal Day: Sunday
Rehearsal Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Rehearsal Location: Young Israel of Scarsdale
Dr. Marsha Bryan Edelman earned degrees in general music, Jewish music and Jewish studies from Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary, and over the years has taught Jewish music to students of all ages. In addition, she has been affiliated with the Zamir Choral Foundation in various musical and managerial capacities since 1971, and currently serves as Administrator of the Foundation as well as its Director of Education. For nearly 25 years, Dr. Edelman served as Professor of Music and Education at Gratz College (outside Philadelphia), and currently teaches as an adjunct faculty member at the Jewish Theological Seminary’s Miller Cantorial School. Beyond her teaching and administrative work, Dr. Edelman has had an active career as a musician. In addition to her work with HaZamir, she is the director of LaShir, a Jewish community chorus based in Princeton, NJ and conductor of Shirah: The Jewish Community Chorus of the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly, NJ. She has produced and arranged the vocal and instrumental scores for several recordings, and numerous choral selections for HaZamir and other ensembles. Dr. Edelman is also the author Discovering Jewish Music (Jewish Publication Society, 2003) as well as numerous articles for a wide range of national and international publications.