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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 II (MUS 422)


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 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.


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).