Jewish Sacred Music Curriculum

Jewish Sacred Music

The Jewish Sacred Music curriculum allows students in both the College of Arts and Sciences and the Jacobs School of Music to pursue a course of study that can prepare them for careers as cantors, scholars, or Jewish professionals.

Developed by Professor Judah Cohen in consultation with the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music at Hebrew Union College and the Jewish Theological Seminary’s H.L. Miller Cantorial School, the curriculum brings together two of Indiana University’s greatest strengths by combining a curriculum of music theory, musicianship, music history, and vocal training with courses in Jewish history, texts, philosophy and culture.

Upon completion of their IU degrees, Jewish Sacred Music students, wishing to apply to cantorial school, will have optimal preparation for admittance.

Learn more about the curriculum in our Student Portal