Judaic Sacred Music Foundation

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Program Description and Mission

The Judaic Sacred Music Foundation was established in 2014 with the primary goal of creating new classical music rooted in Judaism’s diverse traditions.  We believe that Judaic sacred music is an integral part of Jewish history and culture that must be preserved through its incorporation into new music—a place where the past and the future creatively meet.

The Judaic Sacred Music Foundation’s L’dor vaDor Young Composers Academy is a one-year online music composition program for students ages 18-30 designed to engage composers of all different nationalities and backgrounds in the creation of new Judaic classical music.

The program is free to all selected students and consists of monthly online group composition seminar lessons and periodic individual private lessons taught by the Foundation’s Artistic Director and members of its Artistic Board.  Selected composers spend the year studying a chosen Jewish topic/theme set by the Foundation and then begin the process of composing original compositions using the guidelines and parameters given.

The year culminates with a live online concert and composers discussion featuring the premiere of each student’s work which is pre-recorded and filmed by the Foundation.  Upon completion of all requirements of the program, each student is awarded an honorarium of $1,500.00 USD.

This program is made possible in part through the generosity of the Max Factor Family Foundation.