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TALILA ELIRAM holds two Ph.D.'s, one  from the Psychology Department, Bar-Ilan University (1989), dissertation title: “Familial variables and Peer Group Exposure as Determinants of Social Orientation”; and a second from the Department of Music, Bar-Ilan University (2001), dissertation title: “On the Musical Characteristics of the ‘Songs of the Land of Israel’ ”. She is a lecturer and director of the Israeli Folk Music Research Center at the Music Department, Bar-Ilan University and  research coordinator of the Jewish Music Research Center, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2005 she received the Bahat Prize for original works of non-fiction, awarded by Haifa University Press, for her book:  `Bo Shir Ivri (Come Thou Hebrew Song)` - The Songs of the Land of Israel: Musical and Social Aspects.  As an Ethnomusicologist, she has special interests in the Songs of the Land of Israel, musical culture of Israel and Jewish music


TSIPPI FLEISHER was born in Haifa, Israel.  Her academic degrees include: BMus in theory, composition and conducting, the Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem; BA in Hebrew Language, Arabic Language, Literature and History of the Middle East, Tel Aviv University; Music Teacher’s Diploma, the Levinsky College for Education, Tel Aviv; MA in Music Education, New York University; MA in Semitic Linguistics, Tel Aviv University; PhD in Musicology, Bar Ilan University, Israel.  Her doctoral thesis focused on the origins of Cherubini’s Médée and on an in-depth analysis, using a combination of Heinrich Schenker’s and Jan LaRue’s analytical methods.  Amongst the many prizes awarded to Fleischer in Israel and abroad are: the Acum Prize (Israel Composers and Publishers) for her life’s work; and the Prime Minister’s Prize on the occasion of Israel’s 50th anniversary.
In the operatic genre, the Chamber Opera Medea (world premiere, Israel, 1997) was followed by the Grand-Chamber Opera Cain and Abel (world  premiere, Israel, 2002).   In October 2004 a CD of her five symphonies, Tsippi Fleischer - Symphonies I-V was produced by Vienna Modern Masters (Cat No. 3056).
Tsippi  Fleisher is actively involved in correlating education with composition, and has contributed to the ideology of music education in Israel.


YOSEF GOLDENBERG teaches at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and acts as head librarian at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. His PhD concerns Schenkerian analysis. His publications appear in Theory and Practice and, on the topic of Israeli songs, in Cathedra


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 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.

ESSICA MARKS completed her PhD in 2002 in Ethnomusicology in the Bar Ilan University, Israel. She is now employed as a fellow researcher at the Jewish Research Music Center based in the Hebrew University, Jerusalem and as a lecturer in Jewish Music, the music in the Islamic world and ethnographic research. Her topics of research are the liturgy of Sepharad-Jerusalem tradition, the liturgy of the Western-Sephardi tradition, Eastern Jewish paraliturgical traditions, Arab music.

NAPHTALI WAGNER is a senior lecturer in the musicology department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His major research projects are analysis of Western tonal music, based primarily on the theory of Heinrich Schenker; Richard Wagner’s leading motifs and their communicative power; rock music (characterization of the Beatle’s repertoire); music education (developing courseware for teaching harmony, rhythm, ear-training and more); and developing a methodology for analyzing the relations between prosody and music. 


Min-Ad 2005, Vol. 4: Music of Israel

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