The Guild of Temple Musicians is proud to offer the Generation to Generation Prize to a talented high school student who demonstrates promise in creating melodies that show sensitivity to the settings of Jewish liturgical text. Our upcoming award will be presented in 2020 and applications are now available on our website.
The winner is paired with an experienced composer of Jewish liturgical music to refine and expand his/her understanding of melody, text-setting, and compositional techniques, with the goal of inspiring the next generation of Jewish composers. The GTM offers high school students the opportunity to compose a piece based on a choice of text, and submit it for review by a panel of cantors and synagogue musicians. The contestants need to read music in order to qualify for this award.