Cantor Yvon Shore, M.S.M.

Director of Liturgical Arts and Music

Contact Information

school/program: Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, Rabbinical School (US)
department: Dean's Office, Student Support
academic field: Jewish Education, Professional Development, Rabbinics and Liturgy, Sacred Music/Jewish Musicology
campus: Cincinnati
phone: (513) 221-1875
extension: 3313

Cantor Yvon F. Shore is the Director of Liturgical Arts and Music, the first HUC-JIR cantor to hold this position. She earned her Masters in Sacred Music from HUC-JIR. Cantor Shore has received additional graduate work in Ethnomusicology from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and in Liturgy from HUC-JIR. Her undergraduate degrees are in Flute, Conducting, and Music Education from the Wells School of Music at West Chester University.

Prior to teaching at HUC-JIR in 2004, she served Congregation Beth Shalom in New City, NY and Temple Beth-El in Hillsboro, New Jersey. Cantor Shore is currently on the board of Roots of Reform, served on the executive boards of the American Conference of Cantors for 11 years, ARZA for 10 years, and the World Union for Progressive Judaism. She was on the URJ commission for Worship and Religion and maintains an active schedule as Artist/Scholar in residence to URJ congregations.

Cantor Shore sings with the May Festival Chorus and Chamber ensemble. The May Festival is the oldest music festival in North America. Most recently she has worked with artists James Conlon, Juanjo Mena, John Adams, Katarina Wincor, and Jessie Montgomery.

The DNA of Jewish Identity and Creativity – Music of the Bible

HaMagidah – Music, Myth, and Magic the Art of Jewish Story Telling

Ghosts, Whales, and Money, the Secret to Jewish Prayer

The Contemporary Cantorate

A History of the Cantorate

Music in the Jewish Classroom

Chant your way to Health – The Revenge of the Masorites

Sephardic Music

Music of the Moroccan Jewish Community

Classical Reform Jewish Music and Prayer

PDE 592 High Holiday

PDE 401 Worship and Ritual

MUS 581 Nusach of Shabbat

JLL 477 Jewish Storytelling and Folklore

MUS 562 Niggun -The Essence of Chassidic Music

PDE 599 Hazelnut


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IAF Certification, Marine Conservation University of Richmond

B.S. in Music Education, Wells School of Music WCU