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February 3, 2009

Michael Klinghoffer, contrabass

Navon Hall of JAMD

 

Michael Klinghoffer

Michael Klinghoffer, double bass teacher and performer, studied with Gary Karr at Yale University (M.Mus) and at the Hartt School, University of Hartford (D.M.A.).
He was assistant principal bass player in the Rishon le Zion Symphony and in the Israel Sinfonietta.
Currently he performs solo concerts, recitals, and chamber music, and conducts master classes in Israel and abroad. His repertoire ranges from contemporary Israeli music (much of it composed for him), to his own arrangements for the double bass, which have been published in the U.S and Europe and recorded on two compact discs.
He has published articles on music education and pedagogy in Israeli professional periodicals as well as in the US.
"Music Education in Institutions of Non-formal Education" was published by MATAN in collaboration with the Israeli Ministry of Education.
Since 1987, he has been on the faculty of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, conducting orchestras and teaching the double bass and other subjects.
He was the Head of the String Department and currently serves as Dean of Students.
He has been teaching and conducting the chorus of the Israel Arts and Science Academy since 2004.
Together with his academic commitments and performing engagements, and after being Music Director for seven years, Mr. Klinghoffer is the Music Advisor of MATAN (Arts and Culture Project for Youth), where he devotes much time and energy to working with young musicians from diverse backgrounds all over Israel.

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Feb. 3, 2009, 8:00 p.m.

Lecture-recital on tonality and atonality in Hindemith's music


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