Singer, choral conductor, full professor of Jewish music (and education) at Gratz College in Melrose Park, PA., Marsha is director of the only non-Seminary-based program conferring an MA in Jewish Music. She is the administrator of the Zamir Choral Foundation, and author of a variety of articles and liner notes. Her latest book is Discovering Jewish Music, [JPS, 2003 ISBN: 082760727X]. She also works with Matthew Lazar to coordinate the annual North American Jewish Choral Festival.
Marsha will be writing background pieces for all of our pioneer songs, and will be featured on this blog as well, with an "MBE" credit at the end of her contributions. I can't think of too many people who know as much about the music of Israel, surely she is bound to enlighten and entertain.