Institut für Musikwissenschaft

Team
Faculty Appointments
2012-present Associate Professor of Music/Director of Music Performance, McIntire Department of
Music, University of Virginia; Director, University of Virginia Klezmer Ensemble; Jewish Studies Faculty
2006-2012  Assistant Professor of Music/Director of Music Performance, McIntire Department of Music, University of Virginia; Director, University of Virginia Klezmer Ensemble; Jewish Studies Faculty
2005-2006 Lecturer (Jewish Studies, Ethnomusicology; Spring 2006), Ithaca College; Director, Syracuse University Klezmer Ensemble (Spring 2006)
2004-2005 Assistant Professor (Jewish Studies, Ethnomusicology, Clarinet; Spring 2005 sabbatic replacement), Ithaca College
2004-2006
Rothman Family Visiting Lecturer in Judaic Studies (and Ethnomusicology), Syracuse University; Visiting Scholar, Cornell University Society for the Humanities
2003-2006
Founder and director, Cornell University Klezmer Ensemble; Consultant and clarinetist, Cornell Mid East Ensemble
2003-2004
Mellon Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellow, Cornell University, Society for the Humanities/Department of Music (Ithaca, NY); Curator, Yiddish music and theater film series, Cornell University.
2003 Lecturer, Humboldt Universität, Department of Musicology (Berlin)
1991-1996 Instructor (music, theater, film), Victor Gollancz College, Berlin
1980-1982 Adjunct faculty, clarinet, Portland State University and University of Portland, Oregon
 Education
1995-2001
Ph.D. in ethnomusicology, City University, London; Dissertation: The Art of the Klezmer: 'Improvisation and Ornamentation in the Commercial Recordings of New York Clarinettists Naftule Brandwein and Dave Tarras 1922–1929' (academic advisor: Dr. Steve Stanton; external examiner: Professor Philip V. Bohlman, University of Chicago; internal examiner: Dr. Gerry Farrell).
1990-1991 Freie Universität Berlin; ethnomusicology and Slavic studies
1984-1991
Portland State University, Portland, Oregon; post-baccalaureate studies in preparation for the CPA examination (May 1986)
1975-1978
School of Music, State University of New York, College at Purchase; Bachelor of Fine Arts, June, 1978; clarinet studies with Kalmen Opperman; music theory with Robert Levin
1973-1975
School of Music, California Institute of the Arts; clarinet studies with Richard Stoltzman, Michele Zukovsky
  • New York Klezmer in the Early Twentieth Century: The Music of Naftule Brandwein and Dave Tarras. University of Rochester Press, Eastman/Rochester Studies in Ethnomusicology, 2020.
  • Jüdische Musiktraditionen (Jewish Musical Traditions), with Rita Ottens. Gustav Bosse Verlag, 2001.
  • Klezmer-Musik, with Rita Ottens. Bärenreiter and dtv, 1999.
  • Mazltov! Jewish-American Wedding Music for Clarinet. Schott Musik International, 1998.
  • Kol Rino. Die Stimme des Jubels (The Voice of Jubilation), I-III. Jüdische und israelische Musik in der Schule. Handreichung für den Musikunterricht (Jewish and Israeli Music in the Schools. Manual for Music Instruction), with Rita Ottens. Berlin: Ministry of Schools, Youth and Sports, 1998.