Cantor Lynn Torgove

Cantor Lynn Torgove

Cantor Lynn Torgov
Head of Vocal Arts
School of Jewish Music at Hebrew College
ltorgove@hebrewcollege.edu  

Specialization

 Jewish Choral Music, Jewish Art Music, liturgical and secular, Yiddish Theater music, Holocaust Music, Jewish Cabaret, Nusach for beginners, Vocal training, Communication and Presentation Skills

Education

  • Cantorial Ordination, Hebrew College
  • Master of Jewish Studies, Hebrew College
  • Master of Music, Vocal Performance, School of Music, Boston University
  • B.A. Theater, Tufts University
  • B.S. Occupational Therapy, Tufts University


Biography

Cantor Lynn Torgove has been teaching at Hebrew College since 2005 and has been the Head of Vocal Arts beginning in 2012. Currently, Cantor Torgove serves Temple Emanu-el in Marblehead, Massachusetts. She has been a guest teacher at synagogues and universities on the topics of Holocaust Music and Jewish Music Heritage and has an international classical music career as a soloist in opera, contemporary music and early music and is a well-known soloist in Jewish music. Cantor Torgove is also on the faculty of the Longy School of Music of Bard College and Boston Conservatory’s Vocal Choral Intensive.

Cantor Torgove is a magna cum laude graduate of Tufts University and an award-winning graduate of the Music School graduate program at Boston University. She was awarded a Masters degree in Jewish Studies from Hebrew College and was ordained Cantor by Hebrew College in 2012. Cantor Torgove’s master’s thesis in Jewish studies was on the women and music of the Ravensbrück Concentration Camp and Jewish Cabaret in Weimar Germany. 

She is the co-founder of Gabriel Communications, a communication and presentation training firm, with clients in various industries and non-profit organizations, across the country. As a consultant, she trains groups and individuals to become more effective, confident communicators. She is also a keynote speaker on communications and presentation skills and has presented at conferences from Boston to California.

Courses

  • Basic Nusach (for Cantorial and Rabbinical students)
  • Jewish Art Song
  • Communication and Presentation Practicum
  • Private Voice lessons and coaching
  • Founder and Artistic Director of Kol Arev, Chamber Choir of Hebrew College

Professional Honors

  • Gideon Klein Fellowship, Northeastern University 
  • Commencement Speaker, Hebrew College
  • National Endowment for the Arts Scholarships, Boston University School of Music
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