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Chamber Music Program


Tizmoret Shoshana offers concentrations in chamber music. Chamber music instruction take place in small groups, ensembles, individual sessions and master classes. Musicians can also study history, composition, theory, sight-singing, ear-training and conducting. Public performances are integral to the program, with regularly scheduled faculty and student concerts, readings and master classes. Tizmoret Shoshana often hosts high-profile guest artists. The retreat culminates with an evening gala concert, dramatic performance, readings and art show.

Chamber Music (strings, woodwinds, piano)

The music program focuses on repertoire from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods, with an emphasis on ensemble skills and musical expression. Time is available for individual practice and coaching, and work on solo repertoire.  Coaching sessions,  masterclasses and professional performances are given by guest artists and artists-in-residence.


  • 2002 to current, Music Director: Dr. Mark Singer (Violin), D.M.A., University of Maryland, College Park
  • 2015, 2018:  Dr. Andrea Sokol-Albert (Piano), B.M., Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, D.M.A., University of Texas
  • 2018:  Dr. Ben Gitter (Cello), D.M.A., University of Missouri
  • Jane Gitter (Violin and Viola),
  • 2015 to 2016- Chany Levi (Guitar)
  • 2012 to 2013: Zina Schiff (Violin Soloist and Recording Artist)
  • 2006, 2007, 2014: Ina-Esther Joost (Principal Cellist, Jerusalem Symphony)

Tizmoret Alumni have gone on to such distinguished music schools as:

  • Aspen Summer Music Institute Aspen CO
  • Banff Chamber Music School, Canada
  • Eastman Conservatory of Music, Rochester, N.Y.
  • Peabody Institute of Music, Baltimore, MD
  • Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Music Academy of the West, CA.
  • Indiana University Summer String Workshop
  • Ron Shulamit Conservatory, Jerusalem, Israel

Guest Artists:

  • 2016: Tamar Bloch (Piano)
  • 2016: Marian Hahn (Piano): 1st prize winner at the prestigious Leventritt Competition, Piano Instructor - Peabody Conservatory of Music
  • 2015 to 2016: Devra Seidel (Piano)
  • 2015: Sasha Etlinger (Cello)
  • 2015: Rivka Nahari (Piano)
  • 2008 to 2013: Shannon Harmon (Piano):  Current Faculty and Pianist, M.M. Indiana University
  • 2006: Julius Wirt (Viola):  Principal Viola, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra
  • 2005: Miles Hoffmann (Viola):  Principal Viola and Director, American Chamber Players
  • 2001, 2002: Gretchen Gettes (Cello):  Principal Cellist, Baltimore Opera
  • Michael Ingram (Piano):  Pianist and Conductor, University of MD Repertoire Orchestra
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