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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Jewish Music (Music 101)


Varies; offered as a proficiency examination or self-study format.

Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) authorized proctor sites.
May 2014 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to display a broad knowledge of traditional Jewish music from its source in Biblical times until the modern era, the development of Jewish music through history, key musicians, geographical influences, ceremonial and holiday music and recognize recordings of different genres.


Proficiency exam: The examination is intended to measure a body of knowledge that students have acquired through prior learning experiences. Self-Study Format:  Students are expected to master recommended readings and study guide materials. Students are expected to be familiar with historical and geographical developments, use of Jewish music and demonstrate the ability to identify recordings of the various genres.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Esthetics, Music, Humanities, History, Cantillation of the Bible, or Religious Studies (5/14) (5/19 revalidation).