Biographies

Born in Belaya Tserkov, Ukraine. Immigrated to the US in 1888 where he worked in the Yiddish...

Rafael Schächter was born May 27, 1905, in Braila (Rumania). After World War I, Schächter moved to Brno, where he began his formal musical studies. He continued his studies at...

Born in Vienna, Austria. Studied in Vienna, and later worked as an organist in synagogues in Munich and in Rome. Immigrated to the U.S. in 1940 and held positions as a synagogue organist in...

Leon Schidlowsky (b. Santiago, 1931, immigrated in 1969, lives in Tel-Aviv) was a father figure to many of the third generation of composers at The Rubin Israel Academy of Music at...

Joseph Schillinger was a composer, music theorist, and composition teacher who originated the Schillinger System of Musical Composition. He was born in Kharkiv, in...

Born in Vienna, she escaped to England in 1938 and immigrated to the US in 1948. She became a popular singer, giving over a thousand concerts. An expert in folksong, Schlamme sang in...

Dr. Schleifer is Professor of Sacred Music and Director of the School of Sacred Music at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem. He began his musical training at the age of 5 as a choirboy at the synagogue choir of...

Sigmund Schlesinger was one of the most influential figures among the group of mid- to late-19th-century American synagogue organists and choirmasters who attempted...

Isaac Schlossberg is a composer and conductor. He was born in 1877 in St. Petersburg to a family of hereditary cantors. His grandfather, Nathan Schlossberg, and his...

Arnold Schoenberg was an Austrian-born composer and music theorist. He developed the twelve-tone technique, and is widely considered one of the most influential composers of the 20th...

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