Garden City, NY - September 25, 2015 - Accomplished musician and educator Naomi Katz Cohen will take you on a musical journey celebrating songs and dances from the Jewish tradition. A Musical Morning with Naomi Cohen is designed for children of all ages and their families and is scheduled on Saturday, October 10, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), Recital Hall, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. Cohen will be assisted by Adelphi University music education students.
This interactive presentation will not only focus on the repertoire, but the meaning behind the dances and songs and their importance in the Jewish tradition. Cohen has extensive experience and training in the traditions of the Jewish people. In additions to her master’s level work on the subject, she has presented at regional and national conferences.
After 11 years teaching general and vocal music at The Chapin School in New York City, and five years as the music director at the SAR Academy, Cohen is now the music teacher, grades N-5, at The Heschel School in New York City. She received her bachelor of music at The Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University with a major in voice, and her master of arts degree in music education, including her three Kodály levels, at New York University. She attended KlezKamp from 2004-2010, where she performed Yiddish folk and classical music, studied Yiddish folk dancing, and was on the staff from 2007-2010 working with the KlezKids. She has been doing Israeli Folk Dancing for many years, and has taught workshops for several Kodály chapters around the country.
Her solo concert work includes The North American Jewish Choral Festival, as well as recitals and concerts for the Goliard Ensemble. Cohen has been the soprano soloist for High Holy Days at The Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford for ten years. In March 2014, she presented a session at the national OAKE conference, which was a Jewish choral reading session. She was the guest conductor for the All-County Choral Festival in Sullivan County, NY in 2010, and she taught an introduction to Kodaly workshop for the Suffolk County Music Educators Association in 2009. In addition to teaching music, her solo concert work includes The North American Jewish Choral Festival, as well as recitals and concerts for the Goliard Ensemble. Cohen has been the soprano soloist for High Holy Days at The Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford, CT for ten years.
Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets are currently on sale and are priced at $10 and children under 18 are free. For more information about all the events at AUPAC and to purchase tickets, visit here. Information is available at The Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at (516) 877-4000 or email@example.com. Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1-6 p.m. The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances.
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New York’s Adelphi University is a nationally ranked, doctoral research university where students succeed by gaining the skills, knowledge and exposure to thrive as professionals and active citizens in an interconnected and fast-paced global society. Today, nearly 8,000 students from 38 states and 46 countries pursue degrees in person and online through Adelphi’s eight distinguished schools and programs—the College of Arts and Sciences, the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, the Honors College, the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, the College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work. Chartered in 1896, Adelphi is known for offering a personalized education—one is which students are mentored by talented and committed faculty members and readily find opportunities to initiate, innovate, explore and understand. With dynamic learning hubs on Long Island, in Manhattan and in the Hudson Valley, Adelphi serves communities, both regionally and globally, through the research and practice of its faculty, the collaborative initiatives undertaken by its centers and programs, the staging of distinguished cultural events and, most essentially, the education of future leaders and informed citizens.