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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Genesis University (formerly Association for Hebraic Studies Institute) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Cantillation I (MUS 420)


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

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

January 2005 - September 2022.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

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.


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).