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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