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Jewish Music - Genesis University

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:
Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
Length:

Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University. 

Dates:
January 2005 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate knowledge of the musical system of the bible; read the bible utilizing the cantillation system; identify the cantillation signs; discuss the legal/Halachic aspects involved in the public reading of the Bible; and use appropriate Hebrew grammar.

Instruction:

This is a  study of the music of the Bible, the cantillation system. Instruction focuses on the music of the Torah and Haftorah texts. While focus is placed on the musical system, emphasis also includes general rules and laws pertaining to the reading of the bible in the synagogue; errors made during readings; and Hebrew grammar as it pertains to reading.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Jewish Music (5/05) (5/10 revalidation) (5/15 revalidation).

Location:
Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.
Length:

Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University. 

Dates:
January 2005 - Present.
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate knowledge of the musical system of the bible for special readings; read the bible utilizing the cantillation system; distinguish between the modes for various occasions; identify the cantillation signs; discuss the legal Halachic aspects of the special public reading of the Bible; and use appropriate Hebrew grammar.

Instruction:

This course surveys the special cantillation system of the High Holidays and Books of Esther, Lamentations, Ruth, Song of Songs and Kohelet. While focus is placed on the musical system, emphasis also includes general rules and laws pertaining to special readings in the synagogue; distinguishing between the various readings and corresponding holidays; and Hebrew grammar.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Jewish Music (5/05) (5/10 revalidation) (5/15 revalidation).  

Location:

Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.

Length:

Classroom-based or distance learning course administered Genesis University. 

Dates:
Objectives:

Upon successful completion, students will be able to: name sacred and secular musical traditions employed throughout the history of Judaism; recall the identifying characteristics of major genres of Jewish music; discuss Jewish music in the context of political, religious and cultural influences; recognize significant historical events and their impact on the evolution of Jewish music; identify varied musical styles and techniques within the spectrum of Jewish music; compare common musical characteristics; and describe the evolution of Jewish music from antiquity to the present day.

Instruction:

Topics include: Musical terminology; pre and post temple period music; Hasidic music; Cantorate; folk songs; and the evolution of Jewish music.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Jewish Studies, History, or Musicology (9/16).

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