Mark Kligman
Professor of Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Humanities Mickey Katz Chair of Jewish Music Director of Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience; Ethnomusicology, Musicology

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

Mark Kligman is the Inaugural holder of the Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music where he is a professor of Ethnomusicology and Musicology.  He 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, Maqam 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. Orthodox Popular music is the subject of his current work. He is the academic Chair of the Jewish Music Forum and co-editor of the journal MusicaJudaica. From 2014-2016 he was on the board of the Association for Jewish Studies. Presently, he is the Chair of the Jewish Studies and Music Group for the American Musicological Society.  Professor Kligman is the Director of the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience.

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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