Joshua R. Jacobson
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Joshua R. Jacobson, one of the foremost authorities on Jewish choral music, is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Northeastern University and Visiting Professor and Senior Consultant in the School of Jewish Music at Hebrew College. He is also founder and artistic director of the Zamir Chorale of Boston. He holds a Bachelors degree in Music from Harvard College, a Masters in Choral Conducting from the New England Conservatory, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Cincinnati. Over one hundred of his choral arrangements, editions and compositions have been published, and are frequently performed by choirs around the world. In 2004 the Cantors Assembly presented Prof. Jacobson with its prestigious “Kavod Award.” His book, Chanting the Hebrew Bible: The Art of Cantillation, published by the Jewish Publication Society in 2002, was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. He is co-author of Translations and Annotations of Choral Repertoire –Volume IV: Hebrew Texts, published by earthsongs in 2009.