Mark Kligman
Professor; Ethnomusicology, Musicology

Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music; Director, The Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience

Mark Kligman specializes in the liturgical traditions of Middle Eastern Jewish communities and various areas of popular Jewish music. He has published on the liturgical music of Syrian Jews in Brooklyn in journals as well as his book, Maqām and Liturgy: Ritual, Music and Aesthetics of Syrian Jews in Brooklyn (Wayne State University, 2009), which shows the interconnection between the music of Syrian Jews and their cultural way of life. His other publications focus on the intersection of contemporary Jewish life and various liturgical and paraliturgical musical contexts. He is the academic chair of the Jewish Music Forum and co-editor of the journal Musica Judaica. He is also on the board of the Association for Jewish Studies.

Jewish music, modal theory, Middle Eastern music, Eastern European music, music and aesthetics, music and religions, popular music and religion

Ph.D. New York University (Musicology with an emphasis in Ethnomusicology); M.A. New York University, (Urban Ethnomusicology)

Professor Mark Kligman named new chair of Department of Ethnomusicology
Professor Mark Kligman, a scholar of Jewish Music, will become chair of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Department of Ethnomusicology on July 1, 2018; he will serve a
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