Mifgash Musicale

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Mifgash Musicale is POSTPONED!

We have postponed Mifgash Musicale due to insufficient registrants. We are hard at work to make this learning retreat more affordable for next year. Mifgash Musicale (a musical gathering) is an annual five-day intensive study for cantorial soloists, synagogue accompanists, composers, music directors, songleaders and Jewish music educators who wish to further educate themselves with a world-class faculty. Mifgash Musicale is sponsored by The Guild of Temple Musicians, The American Conference of Cantors, and The Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Mifgash Musicale is held at the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati.

Those who registered for this year’s Mifgash Musicale have been reimbursed.

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2018 Scholar in Residence

Jamie Marx

Jamie Marx is honored to serve as the cantor of Temple Sholom in Broomall, PA. He is passionate about worship music in all its forms, utilizing pop and folk styles, art music, niggunim (wordless melodies), choral settings, and chazanut (traditional Jewish chant) in services.

A composer and songwriter, Cantor Marx has written, recorded, or published numerous pieces, including an EP of Jewish hard rock titled In Pursuit , two singles of Jewish pop, and various settings of Jewish liturgical texts. His setting of Yih’yu L’ratzon was chosen from among more than 400 entries for inclusion in Shabbat Anthology Vol. 8, published by Transcontinental Music Publications. He was selected as an Emerging Artist by Jewish Rock Radio in October 2017, and in December 2017 he performed on the Jewish Rock Radio stage at the Union for Reform Judaism Biennial Convention in Boston, MA.

Cantor Marx is a member of the executive board of the American Conference of Cantors and coordinator of the Delaware Valley Jewish Choral Festival, serving the greater Philadelphia region. He also writes and sells Purim spiels that have been performed in synagogues across the country.

Cantor Marx received his Master’s in Sacred Music in May 2010 and his cantorial ordination in May 2011, both from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. He earned a BA in Music from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, in 2003. He is married to Anna and is the proud father of Eliana and Isaac.

What to Expect at Mifgash This Year

Cantor Jamie Marx will teach multiple sessions in:

Dr. Alan Mason, and Aryell Cohen join the faculty to accompany our Scholar in Residence.
New Repertoire for Shabbat and High Holy days.
Copyright and Synagogue Music.
Tech Tools for Your B’nai Mitzvah Training Programs.
Creating a Teen Songleader Training Program in Your Community.
Shul of Rock: The History of Pop/Folk Worship Music in the Reform Synagogue.
In Pursuit: A Concert Of New Jewish Hard Rock Music.

Rabbi Richard Sarason joins our Scholar in Residence to teach about:

Understanding the relationship between Text and Music.
Theology and history of the prayers as they relate to music.
Selections from Rabbi Sarason’s new CCAR publication D’vrei Mishkan Tefillah
which is a compilation of his “Ten Minutes of Torah” series.

This years wonderful program comes to you for the low price of $750.00 which covers the entire 5 day program and all your meals.

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GROW YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS!

Professional Round-Table Discussion & Open Mic Night is back at Mifgash Musicale

Applications to Mifgash Musicale are accepted up to two weeks before the retreat.

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