Study Jewish Music at SOAS
Studying Jewish music at SOAS
The Music Department at SOAS (School of Oriental and Africa Studies) runs BA, MMus and PhD degree programmes; all focus on world music, with the opportunity to specialize in regional traditions including Jewish musics, and to receive high-level training in performance. In the BA, Music can be combined with language studies, Development Studies, Anthropology and many other academic disciplines, while PhD projects can be practice-led, fieldwork-based, or theoretical.
Scholarship support is available for Jewish Music studies at SOAS via the recently inaugurated JMI Mildred Loss Studentships. Please contact Abigail Wood for application details. Specialist research resources include the JMI library, housed at SOAS.
See Jewish Music Course on SOAS Music Department Website
BA Music Studies
Jewish music course options currently include:
Jewish music is also covered within survey courses including:
Single-subject BA Music students have the option of taking courses from other departments, which include Hebrew language, and courses on Judaism and Jewish texts and courses on Israeli culture and history.
MMus Ethnomusicology/Music Performance
MMus students specialise either in ethnomusicology or performance. Taught course options include many of the above. In addition, the student will prepare a dissertation and/or performance(s) in an area of their choice.
PhD studies in Jewish Music are available at SOAS; contact Abigail Wood in the first instance to discuss options.
The JMI klezmer classes, held at SOAS on Tuesday evenings, are open to all - students and non-students. For further details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abigail Wood, Joe Loss Lecturer in Jewish Music,
from November 2007
last modified: 8 March 2009
|The Jewish Music Institute is an independent Arts organisation based at SOAS, University of London. It is an international focus bringing the ancient yet contemporary musical culture of the Jews to the mainstream British cultural, academic and social life. Its programmes of education, performance and information highlight many aspects of Jewish music throughout the ages and across the globe for people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures.|