Born: b. 1946
Â Received his Doctorate in Composition from the Eastman School of Music
Best Known For:
His role as an originator National Federation of Temple Youth’s American folk music style
To Recreate A World, his Sabbath worship service; His original music on Days of Our Lives, Hawaii 5-0, and Curb Your Enthusiasm
Became the first artistic director of the Milken Archive of American Jewish Music in 1990; Co-commissioned by 43 Jewish congregations to compose and produce a Sabbath evening service with pre-recorded accompaniment and instrumentation; Founding Music Director of the Israel Pops Orchestra
He is the author of the book Jewish Music as Midrash: What Makes Music Jewish?