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Charles Davidson

Charles DavidsonCHARLES DAVIDSON (1929 – ) was born in Pittsburgh. His many compositions include I Never Saw Another Butterfly and numerous services and musicals. He has received many awards and commissions and has served as editor of several journals and publications.

Cantor Davidson is the cantor emeritus of Congregation Adath Jeshurun in Elkins Park, Pa., and was the Nathan Cummings professor of nusah and liturgy of the H.L. Miller Cantorial School of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He received an honorary doctorate from JTS in 2002. Davidson also has studied at the University of Pittsburgh, the Eastman School of Music, C.W. Post College and the Brandeis Fine Arts Institute. He studied composition under Max Helfman, Robert Strassburg, Louis Mennini and Stefan Wolpe.

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