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Elaine Broad Ginsberg

Elaine Broad GinsbergELAINE BROAD GINSBERG (1962 – ) teaches music theory and composition at Keene State College in New Hampshire. In addition, she conducts the select Chamber Singers at Keene and the Hampshire College Chorus in Massachusetts. She was previously the Jewish community music director in the Springfield, Mass., area. Prior to that, she taught composition, music theory and history, and conducted the Chamber Singers at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan.

Ms. Ginsberg received bachelor’s degrees in music and Judaic studies from Oberlin College, a master’s in composition from Ball State University, and a doctorate in composition from the University of Cincinnati. She spent her senior year in college living on Kibbutz Tzora as well as studying at Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem.

Ms. Ginsberg has received commissions from the International Clarinet Society as well as from numerous synagogue and secular choirs throughout the United States. She has received composition awards from the Guild of Temple Musicians, Zamir Chorale of Boston, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Midwest Composers’ Forum and the Mu Phi Epsilon international music fraternity.

Ms. Ginsberg’s compositions have been performed at the St. Moritz International Choral Festival in Switzerland, at Merkin Hall and the 92nd Street Y in New York City, at the American Conference of Cantors convention, at American Choral Directors Association conventions, at the International Trombonists’ Workshop and on WQXR in New York. Performers of Ms. Ginsberg’s works have included the Gregg Smith Singers, the Springfield Symphony Chorus, the choir of Temple Emanu-El (NYC), Chicago a cappella, and the South Bend and Muncie (Ind.) symphony orchestras. Several of her choral works are published by Transcontinental Music.

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