Stories of Music

Please join us on Monday, November 13th from 12:25pm until 1:10pm (PST) as Professor Mark Kligman discusses “Stories of Music, a curriculum guide to each Jewish Music.”

Our Speaker

Professor Mark Kligman is the inaugural holder of the Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, where he is a Professor of Ethnomusicology and Musicology, and former Chair of the Department of Ethnomusicology. He is on the Faculty Advisory committees of the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies and the UCLA Nazarian Center for Israel Studies. He specializes in the liturgical traditions of Middle Eastern Jewish communities and various areas of popular Jewish music. He has published on the liturgical music of Syrian Jews in Brooklyn in journals as well as his book, Maqam and Liturgy: Ritual, Music and Aesthetics of Syrian Jews in Brooklyn (Wayne State University, 2009), which shows the interconnection between the music of Syrian Jews and their cultural way of life. His other publications focus on the intersection of contemporary Jewish life and various liturgical and paraliturgical musical contexts. Orthodox Popular music is the subject of his current work. He is the academic Chair of the Jewish Music Forum and co-editor of the journal Musica Judaica. Professor Kligman is the Director of the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience.

Please join us for this informative Lunch and Learn discussion with Professor Kligman!

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