Mark L. Kligman

Dr. Mark L. Kligman

Address3101 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220

Associate Professor of Jewish Musicology, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion
Professor of Jewish Musicology, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion

Ph.D., New York University, 1997
M.A., New York University, 1994

Mark Kligman, Ph.D., is Professor of Jewish Musicology at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York where he teaches in the School of Sacred Music.

Educated at New York University and California State University, he earned his doctorate in Musicology with and emphasis on Ethnomusicology at NYU in 1997. Dr. Kligman specializes in the liturgical traditions of Middle Eastern Jewish communities and has published several articles on the liturgy of Syrian Jews. His work also extends to historical trends in the liturgical music of Ashkenazic and Sephardic traditions. Another area of research is contemporary Jewish music since the 1970s.

Dr. Kligman is a frequently requested speaker and teacher at universities and congregations throughout the United States. He has taught courses at Columbia University, Pennsylvania University, and Rutgers University. He is an active teacher at adult education programs and has taught at programs at University of California at Santa Cruz, Brandeis University, and Florida Atlantic University.

In the Spring of 2001 he was a Research Fellow & Visiting Professor at the Center for Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania, where he pursued research on contemporary trends in Jewish music. An article on this topic appears in the American Jewish Yearbook (2001). Two chapters appear in a recent publication Jews of Brooklyn (Brandeis University and University Press of New England, 2001) on current trends in music and Syrian Jewish life.

His professional activities and memberships include Conference Director of “Music, Spirit, Scholarship: The Legacy of Eduard Birnbaum,” at HUC-JIR; Board Member of the American Society of Jewish Music; Editorial Board, Musica Judaica; Academic Chair for the Jewish Music Forum, a seminar sponsored by the American Society of Jewish Music in conjunction with the American Jewish Historical Society at the Center for Jewish History; and member of the American Musicological Society, Society of Ethnomusicology, and American Society for Jewish Music.

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