Information on Contributors




Bruno Nettl is a key figure in ethnomusicology and musicology. Born in Czechoslovaki, he moved to the United States in 1939, studied at Indiana University and the University of Michigan, and has taught since 1964 at the |University of Illinois, where he is Professor Emeritus of Music and Anthropology. Active principally in the field of ethnomusicology, he has done field research with Native American peoples (1960s and 1980s), in Iran (1966, 1968-69, 1972, 1974), and in Southern India (1981-2). He has served as president of the Society for Ethnomusicology and as editor of its journal, Ethnomusicology. Prof. Nettl holds honorary doctorates from the University of Illinois, Carleton College, Kenyon College, and the University of Chicago. He is a recipient of the Fumio Koizumi Prize for ethnomusicology, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.









Shari Tishman became the Director of Project Zero in January, 2009. She continues her work as a Research Associate and Principal Investigator at Project Zero, and as Lecturer in the Arts in Education program  at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is interested in investigating and designing environments that help people learn how to think – in schools, arts settings, and museums. Her research focuses on the teaching of thinking; learning in and through the arts; and learning in art museums.


Barbara Palley holds a B.A. in Art History, University of Virginia and an Ed.M., in Arts in Education, Harvard University. Her professional interests include:  researching and evaluating learning in museums, visual literacy, early childhood learning, and building communities of reflective practitioners.  She is currently the manager of education at Cool Culture, where she coordinates Literacy Through Culture, a multi-site museum and preschool partnership. She was formerly an in-house evaluator and visitor researcher at MoMA, the Brooklyn Museum’s School Programs Manager and a research assistant at Project Zero.


Jeanne Bamberger

Jeanne Bamberger is Professor of Music emerita at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she teaches music theory and music cognition.  She is also currently Visiting Professor of Education at UC-Berkeley.  Her research is interdisciplinary: integrating music theory and practice, modes of representation, and recent approaches to cognitive development. She focuses on close analysis of children and adults in moments of spontaneous learning. Professor Bamberger, was a student of Artur Schnabel and Roger Sessions, performed extensively in the US and Europe as piano soloist and in chamber music ensembles. She attended Columbia University and the University of California at Berkeley receiving degrees in philosophy and music theory. Her most recent books include The mind behind the musical ear (1995), and Developing musical intuitions: A project based introduction to making and understanding music (2000).

Stephen Horenstein

Stephen Horenstein American-born composer, researcher and educator, whose musical works have been recorded and performed worldwide.  Trinity College (BA), and University of Wisconsin (MA),   Hebrew University (PhD).  On faculty of Bennington College (1973-‘80); grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, 1973-1980 (USA).  Emigrated to Israel (1980).  On faculty of Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance,   Tel Aviv University, Brandeis University; artist in resident: Stanford University.  Grant recipient, Covenant Foundation (2001-2004), to develop a music curriculum for American Jewish Day Schools.   Founder, Jerusalem Institute of Contemporary Music (1987-present) to develop educational programs for gifted youth at risk. Continued research: Mandel School, PEJE (Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education), Hebrew University and the Israel Ministry of Education.  Currently, on faculty of Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance;  Director , Meitarim-Lod Music and Arts Center.









Eva Brand was born in South Africa, and settled in Israel in 1962. She serves as  Director of the Music Division at the Amir Institute for Social Integration in the schools, BIU, and participates  in many international conferences on the topics of music education, psychology and cognition, behavioral intervention through music. Further, she is involved in teacher training and pedagogic instruction as well as the planning and writing of educational programs such as Music in the Arts Curriculum for Early Childhood, and the National Curriculum for Elementary School Music Education in Israel. Dr. Brand serves as academic advisor to Experimental Kindergartens, a program of the Ministry of Education, Israel. Research topics include fostering interpersonal interaction through music, professional development, cognition, mental models of learning and teaching, child development and children's thinking.




Yehudit Carmon






Judith Carmon earned her PhD in Literacy, Education and Music (2002, Bar-Ilan University), MA in Musicology (1990, Tel-Aviv University), and studied violin with Prof. Rami Shevelov at the Tel Aviv Academy.She is a researcher and former lecturer at the school of education at Bar-Ilan University, with many years of teaching music and reading at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her specialties include curriculum and research studies for the general music classroom and reading acquisition. She has published a number of books on music education and articles in Israeli and American journals on reading acquisition assisted by studying music. She developed the TMN (Toys-Tender Musical Notes) method for first reading acquisition, based on the computer programs, "The Sounds' House", and the “Read and Play”, represented at the international Cyprus conference of  EARLI (2005)


Rivka Elkoshi (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in music and music education and the coordinator of the special education internship program at the Levinsky College for Education in Tel-Aviv, Israel, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate students. She instructs music teacher workshops on behalf of the Israeli Ministry of Education and presented numerous workshops to music educators and teachers in Israel. Her postgraduate studies included piano performance, musicology, music education, composition and specializations in Orff Method. Her doctoral studies focused on children's graphic notations and musical perception.






Adena Portowitz,


Osnat Lichtenstein,


Ludmila Egorov






Adena Portowitz (PhD), Musicologist and certified tester of the International Center for the Enhancement of Learning Potential, Jerusalem, teaches Music History in the Department of Comparative Literature, Bar-Ilan University and is head of research at the Music Division of the Yehuda Amir Institute for Social Integration in the Schools. Her research focuses on Music and Cognition and Semiotics in Music.  She is Israel’s national coordinator for the activities of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation, Brussels; and serves as editor of Min-Ad: Israel Studies in Musicology Online.


Osnat Lichtenstein is a graduate of the Rubin Academy in Tel Aviv, where she studied Piano and Composition. She holds a B.A. in Musicology and Psychology from Bar-Ilan University, and an MA with honors in Musicology, Bar-Ilan University. She serves as director of the Simon Music School in Kadumim, supervises High School matriculation programs, teaches piano, and prepares students for their High School matriculation recitals.  Osant received certification to teach “Instrumental Enrichment” from the International Center for the Enhancement of Learning Potential, Jerusalem, and is a member of the research team, “Musical Minds-Jaffa” at the Music Division of the Yehuda Amir Institute, Bar-Ilan University. 


Ludmila Egorov received her MA in Musicology at the Academy of Music, in Russia.  Since  2002 she works at The Jaffa Institute where she  participates in the project "Musical Minds", teaching playing n keyboard instruments, improvisation and listening to music on a computer. She is a staff member at the Music Division of The Institute of Advancement for Teaching, Bar-Ilan University, where she also participates in the "Musical Minds" projects in schools and kindergartens.


Frederique Chabaud


Frederique Chabaud, born in Paris, studied both in Paris and in Hamburg where she obtained her master degree in History of the Middle Ages and Slavic and British literature and culture. She has been working both in private companies and in publishing houses in France and Germany. After seven years in Strasburg with ARTE in the communications department promoting various programs throughout Europe, she completed a master's degree in European matters and management in Dijon and Bucharest. She then started to work as General Secretary of the European Forum for Arts and Heritage in Brussels- an advocacy organization for culture and education. In 2001, she met Marianne Poncelet and became director of international affairs at the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation. She intervenes in French universities and business schools on the themes of culture and Europe, NGO management and fundraising, and networking.




Floyd Grave is Professor of Music at Rutgers University, where he has served as director of the graduate programs in musicology, music theory, and composition. He serves as co-editor of one of the most widely read, peer-reviewed journals in the field, The Journal of Musicology. A specialist in eighteenth-century instrumental music, theory, and aesthetics, Prof. Grave has written many articles and book reviews for major scholarly journals in the United States and Europe, including the Journal of the American Musicological Society, Music Theory Spectrum, Music Review, Eighteenth-Century Music, and Ad Parnassum. He is also a contributing author for The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, first and second editions. His books, coauthored with Margaret Grupp Grave, include In Praise of Harmony: The Teachings of Abbé Georg Joseph Vogler (University of  Nebraska Press, 1987), Franz Joseph Haydn: A Guide to Research (Garland Publishing, 1990), and, most recently, The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn (Oxford University Press, 2006). The Graves are currently writing a comprehensive study of Mozart’s concertos.




Tilden Russell, Emeritus Professor of Music at Southern Connecticut State University (New Haven, CT), is co-author, with Dominique Bourassa, of The Menuet de la cour (G. Olms, 2007). Best known for his work on the minuet and scherzo, and on Gottfried Taubert, he has written and lectured also on the comic in music, history of the violoncello, musical iconography, and Beethoven, with articles published in The Journal of Musicology, Journal of the American Musicological Society, Musical Quarterly, Acta musicologica, Imago musicae, Beethoven Forum, Dance Research, and elsewhere, including The New Grove, 2nd edition. The Compleat Dancing Master, his translation of Taubert’s Rechtschaffener Tantzmeister, has been a dozen years in the making and is forthcoming in 2011 with Peter Lang Publishing.

David Z.  Kushner

David Z. Kushner, Professor of Music Emeritus in the University of Florida School of Music, directed graduate seminars in American Music, Nationalism in Music, Music Criticism, 19th-Century Music, 20th-Century Music, Piano Literature, Chamber Music Literature, Symphonic Literature, and Opera History, and continues to supervise doctoral dissertations. He is a recipient of prestigious awards for excellence in teaching Music History, and author of numerous articles, several published in Min Ad: Israel Studies in Musicology Online, and entries included  in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of American Music, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera. His books, Ernest Bloch: A Guide to Research (Garland), and The Ernest Bloch Companion (Greenwood), established him as   today’s foremost specialist on the Swiss-American composer Ernest Bloch (1880-1959).





Bella Brover-Lubovsky’s principal research interests include eighteenth-century harmonic theories; the epistemological and cultural  roots of tonality; early and mid-eighteenth century Italian music, and music in Russia. She is an author of Tonal Space in the Music of Antonio Vivaldi (Indiana University Press, 2008) and of numerous articles published in various scholarly journals and volumes. Brover-Lubovsky has been a recipient of international and national fellowships and awards including the Vittore Branca Senior Fellowship (Fondazione Cini, Venice), Thurnau Award (Bayreuth University), an Italian Academy Fellowship (Columbia University), Newberry Library Fellowship, and others. Her current research is sponsored by the Israel Science Foundation. From 2008, she serves as Israel Musicological Society chair. Brover-Lubovsky is a Senior Research Associate at the Musicology Department, Hebrew University, and an Assistant Professor at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

Jehoash Hirshberg

Jehoash Hirshberg is a Professor of Musicology at the Musicology Department, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, where he has been teaching since 1972. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published extensively in the fields of  the history and sociology of art music in the Yishuv and in Israel. His other research fields include the music of the 14th century, the Italian solo concerto during the time of Vivaldi (with a recent book published by Boydell Press), the romantic Italian opera, and ethnomusicological research of the music of the Karaite Jews in Israel.




Marina Ritzarev is a scholar of Russian background (PhD 1973, Doctorate d’État 1989) and Professor of Bar-Ilan University. Her interdisciplinary approach to vernacular cultures and national identities combines music and social anthropology, and includes eighteenth-century Russian music and twentieth-century Russian, Jewish, and Israeli music. She is the author of Eighteenth-Century Russian Music (Ashgate, 2006) and several books in Russian (on Dmitry Bortniansky, Maxim Berezovsky, Sergei Slonimsky, Music Encyclopedia for youth , Russian spiritual concerto, and others).