H. L. Miller Cantorial School and College of Jewish Music of The Jewish Theological Seminary are two schools devoted to Jewish musical studies. They train select advanced students as hazzanim (cantors) for congregational service or as teachers of Jewish music, choral directors, composers, or research scholars. The H. L. Miller Cantorial School awards the diploma of hazzan, and the College of Jewish Music awards the master's degree in sacred music.
Students are enrolled in both schools full-time and are expected to complete the diploma program and the master of sacred music degree simultaneously, preferably within a five-year period, leading to a career of service, through the joys of music, to the Jewish community.
Students also have the option of earning an MA in Jewish Education from the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education or an MA from The Graduate School while pursuing their cantorial studies.
The H. L. Miller Cantorial School and College of Jewish Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Cantor Nancy Abramson, Michael W. Greene Director. The appointment signals a major reimagining of the school's curriculum and purpose as recommended by the Task Force on the Future of the H. L. Miller Cantorial School. Read more >>
LISTEN AND VIEW
Listen to our choir singing Veye'etayu, one of the great classics from the Rosh Hashanah service as composed by the great nineteenth-century composer and choir director, Louis Lewandowski.
Enjoy our students singing a variety of Jewish songs:
Matt Klein (CS '11) discusses the range of resources available to JTS students:
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