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JMI Online: Yiddish Songwriting Academy


Monday 12th July
Thursday 15th July
£80 – £120
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Adult Full Price
JMI Online: Yiddish Songwriting Academy
£ 120.00
18 available
Student / Senior YSA
JMI Online: Yiddish Songwriting Academy
£ 80.00
18 available

Yiddish Songwriting Academy NEW!! (Online)
Initiated and directed by Shura Lipovsky

Experience this summer the joy of writing and composing Yiddish songs at the Yiddish Songwriting Academy, new this year as part of the Golden Peacock Yiddish Song School in London.

A taste of new Yiddish songwriting, inspired by the old world and moving towards the world of today.

This course will be a start, an impetus to provide you with inspiration from an overview of existing repertoire by the revered
pianist and director of the Yiddish Folksbiene Zalmen Mlotek (New York), to getting to know songwriters of today, who will present some of their material with an insight in what has inspired them till this moment in time.

Among those we welcome the acclaimed singer/songwriter Dan Kahn.

This first course (on line) will be an invitation to start thinking about composing melodies to existing texts, to translate famous songs into Yiddish and to think of how to write new texts in Yiddish, in close collaboration with the Ot Azoy director Helen Beer.

Shura Lipovsky, Award winning singer/lyricist/composer, initiates this new academy to stimulate other performers, writers and composers to create a new body of yiddish song repertoire, to contribute to a renewal and a continuation of a thriving yiddish culture.

  • Scholarships: If you are a current student and would like a scholarship to support your application fees we are able to offer you a reduction in exchange for your voluntary assistance to the JMI team during the week. The commitment will be based around your studies to ensure that you do not miss any classes and learning.

  • Technical Scholarships: We have 4 places available for students who are technically proficient and would like to assist the tutors. This is limited to one in each level, so please be in touch with the JMI team about this after you have registered and we can discuss this further and arrange your registration.

  • Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact JMI team for extra information about the course.

Full rate £120
Student / Senior rate £80
Senior rate is set at 65+
Scholarship rate / Technical Scholarships please contact the team.

Refund policy:
10% if cancelled before 1 June.
25% if cancelled after 1 July.

Daily timings:

onday 12th July: 2pm-5pm
Tuesday 13th July: 2pm-5pm
Wednesday 14th July: 2pm-5pm
Thursday 15th July: 2pm-5pm

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