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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

Survey of Jewish Music: Past, Present and Future (MUS301)


Varies: self-study or 39 hours (13 weeks).

Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.

February 2018 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to: identify types of Jewish music throughout the ages, spanning Exodus, the two Temples, Diaspora and the future Messianic Period; describe the impact of Jewish music on society; recognize and connect music styles to different Jewish cultures in different diasporas; and use music as a source for spiritual development and emotional fulfillment. The course examines music in Jewish worship, ancient, medieval, historical types of Jewish music, the emotional and psychological impact of music, how music affects health, transition for 7 to 8 chords. Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor.


Instruction includes traditional classroom model, hybrid course or examination, mentor –facilitated independent study, and/ or workshop intensive. Major topics include: music in Jewish worship, Sabbath and Holiday traditional music, past and current Jewish music and their emotional and psychological impact, health and trends in listening, transforming from 7-8 chords, selected compositions from Classical music to recognize and broaden appreciation for harmonious and complex compositions, Kabbalistic themes in Jewish music. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Music, Jewish Studies, or Music History (5/18) (3/21 revalidation).