Marsha Bryan Edelman

Marsha Bryan Edelman is Professor of Music and Education at Gratz College where she also serves as director of the Tyson Music Department. Educated at Columbia University (B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D.) and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (B.H.L, B.S.M., M.S.M.), Edelman is a lecturer and writer on a wide range of topics relating to the nature and history of Jewish music, and the author of Discovering Jewish Music (Jewish Publication Society, 2003).

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Johanna Spector

The only one of her immediate family to survive the Nazi holocaust, Johanna Spector decided in the aftermath of World War II to devote herself to the study of Jewish music. Since then, her ethnomusicological studies have documented the culture of some of the most exotic of Jewish communities.

Roberta Peters

When Roberta Peters was just thirteen, famed tenor Jan Peerce suggested she take lessons to cultivate her amazing natural voice. Six years later, she made her debut on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera—and has been dazzling international audiences ever since.

Tziporah H. Jochsberger

In March 1939, Tziporah Jochsberger’s musical talents won her acceptance to the Palestine Academy of Music in Jerusalem, good fortune that ultimately saved her life. Since then, Jochsberger has used her music to stir the Jewish soul.

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