Helfman Institute Fellows

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Photo of Karmit Bar-Lev
Karmit Bar-Lev has composed music for theater and Jewish choirs. She currently teaches music at the Sinai Akiba Academy in Westwood.
Photo of Steven Bernstein
Classically trained, Emmy award-winning composer is equally at home on the concert stage or the recording studio. See website for info.
Julie with her kids
Julie's classically trained, has won 4 Emmys, & has extensive experience in animation as composer, orchestrater, arranger, singer and more.
Photo of Miriam Cutler
Composer Miriam Cutler has an extensive background in scoring for independent film and TV projects, as well as two circuses.
Photo of Paul Dorman
Singing and music have always been a way for me to express who and what I am and the best part of it, is that it’s so much fun.
Photo of Coreen Duffy
Coreen Duffy is a composer-conductor whose publication credits include Jewish choral compositions and have been performed across the US.
Photo of Bernardo Feldman
Feldman is a Mexican composer noted for his innovative timbral experimentations. He directs the music department at College of the Canyons.
Photo of Joshua Feishbein
An accomplished singer and pianist, Joshua Fishbein (b. 1984) composes both vocal and instrumental music. Fishbein is a PhD student at UCLA.
Photo of Richard Friedman
Richard Friedman is a film and television composer working in Los Angeles.
Photo of [Aaron Fruchtman]
Aaron is a composer of concert, film and Jewish liturgical music. Visit his website for more information and to hear his work.
Photo of James Fuchs
James is a pianist/guitarist, composer, arranger and producer. Please visit his website for further info.
Photo of Michael Gill
ProgRock Records recording artist Michael Gill lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a composer, pianist, producer, & band-leader.
Photo of Cantor Rita Glassman
Rita Glassman is the Cantor of Congregation Sherith Israel in San Francisco, a synagogue known for its aesthetic beauty, goldrush history.
Photo of Chris Hardin
Chris is a composer, orchestrater, arranger, conductor and jazz pianist. Please go to his web site for a full bio.
Photo of David Kates
The former Executive Director of JMCLA, David has been active in both Jewish and secular music for years.
Michael Mogley
Michael is a classically-inspired composer of Jewish music. He has written and arranged pieces from pop to baroque.
Photo of Jamie Papish
A percussionist of many styles, Jamie has toured extensivly and recorded with the Yuval Ron Ensemble & the Kronos Quartet to name a few.
Photo of Bob Remstein
Bob is a commissioned composer of Jewish music, and has written scores for video games and produced tracks for films and TV.
Photo of Yuval Ron
World-music artist, composer, producer, educator and peace activist, Yuval Ron works internationally in film, television, dance and theater.
Photo of Sheldon Sands
Composer, pianist, world music artist and concert producer, Sheldon Sands' passion for music continues to guide his creative journey!
Photo of Michael Silversher
Grammy winner, 3X Emmy nominee, composer for PBS, Henson, Disney, Sundance, Kennedy Center,LA Opera, Mark Taper & SCR.
Photo of Mike Stein
From being an actor on Broadway to helping poor farmers in Africa become self-sufficient, Mike Stein has touched many lives.
Photo of Michelle Green Willner
Michelle Green Willner received her B.M. from the University of Toronto and her M.A. and D.M.A. degrees from Columbia University