Gordon Dale, Ph.D.

Dr. Jack Gottlieb Scholar in Jewish Music Studies; Assistant Professor of Jewish Musicology

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school/program: Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music
academic field: Sacred Music/Jewish Musicology
campus: New York

Dr. Gordon Dale, the Inaugural Dr. Jack Gottlieb, z”l, Scholar in Jewish Music Studies, serves as the Assistant Professor of Jewish Musicology in the DFSSM. Dr. Dale has most recently conducted extensive research in the Hasidic communities of New York and Israel, and has lectured across the United States on topics related to Israeli popular music, and Jewish music and mysticism. His forthcoming book, The Life and Complete Works of Rabbi Ben Zion Shenker (Jewish Music Research Centre, The Hebrew University) received The Jordan Schnitzer First Book prize. Dr. Dale is currently the Executive Director of The Jewish Music Forum, a project of the American Society for Jewish Music, and is a past president of the Society for Ethnomusicology’s Special Interest Group for Jewish Music. He holds a Ph.D. from The Graduate Center, CUNY, an M.A. from Tufts University, and a B.S. from Northeastern University.

Israel and the Musics it Makes

Music and Jewish Mysticism

Understanding Hasidism through Music

The Cantor’s Vision: Music and the Creation of Reform Judaism as we Know it

Shabbat Modes and Liturgy

The History of Jewish Music: The Cantor in Context

Jewish Music Research

Ph.D. in Music, Concentration in Ethnomusicology, The Graduate Center, CUNY

M.A. in Music, Concentration in Ethnomusicology, Tufts University

B.A. in Music, Concentration in Music Industry, Northeastern University