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Guest Lecturer

Local Address: New York City, New York, United States
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Birmingham Jewish Folk Chorale

Education

  • theatre
    Clark University
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Web References
Steve ...
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Steve Dropkin
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Steve Dropkin is a performer, and an award winning composer of Modern Jewish Music. He is widely regarded as a major force in Contemporary Jewish music, and his melodies are known, and used, throughout the Reform Movement.
Steve has recorded five albums of original Jewish music. He has been a guest lecturer at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City for 10 years. He has performed in England, Israel, and around the United States, highlighted by a performance at Gracie Mansion for Mayor Giuliani's "Jewish Heritage Celebration" in 2001. Steve has been a featured performer three times at the URJ National Biennial, also at the NFTY National Convention, as well as 14 CAJE conferences. Dropkin is considered to be a Master Songleader and teacher, having presented at numerous Jewish conferences and conventions.
Steve has also been a finalist in the American Jewish Song Contest, and in 2004, he performed at the First Annual Shalshelet International Liturgy Festival in Washington, DC, where his piece "Hashkiveinu" was a Festival winner. His music has also been featured on the in-flight listening programs for Tower Airlines.
Currently, Steve serves as the Musical Artist-in-Residence at Temple Beth El in Boca Raton, FL, where he also directs the Adult Chorale and teaches extensively. He also serves as the High Holiday Soloist at Temple Sinai in Houston, Texas. Recently, he was the Music Director and Worship Coordinator at the Henry S. Jacobs Camp in Utica, MS. Steve is also the original founder of the Birmingham Jewish Folk Chorale in Birmingham, Alabama.
For more about Steve and to purchase his music, click here to visit his website.
Shalshelet : Composers D - F
www.shalshelet.org, 19 June 2011 [cached]
Steve Dropkin 2004 Hashkiveinu Transcontinental Music Steve Dropkin is now recording his fifth album of original Jewishmusic, entitled On That Day. He is a guest lecturer at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City and has performed in England, Israel, and the United States. Steve is the founder of the Birmingham Jewish Folk Chorale. Two of Steve's major pieces have been published in choral settings, and a third choral selection will be released in the next few months. Recently, he served as music director and worship coordinator at the Henry S. Jacobs Camp in Utica, Mississippi. Steve has been a finalist in the American Jewish Song Contest. His music has been featured on the in-flight listening programs for Tower Airlines. http://www.stevedropkin.com/
Steve Dropkin Artist Bio
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Steve Dropkin
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For well over 40 years, Steve Dropkin has been actively involved in Jewish music. He began his songleading career with the skills he learned at the Eisner Camp in Great Barrington, MA, at the age of 14. In high school, he was the Regional Songleader for the Jersey Federation of Temple Youth, a region of NFTY, the national youth organization of the Reform movement. That experience led to his inclusion on three of the NFTY Songs NFTY Sings albums.
Steve has been a regular guest lecturer at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion's School
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Dropkin is widely regarded as a major new composer of contemporary Jewish music and liturgy.
His songs have been heard on in-flight music programming, and his powerful song, If Not Now, When?, was chosen as the New Jersey State Anthem for the first World AIDS Day commemoration. He has been a finalist in the American Jewish Song Festival, as well as the Zionist Organization of America Song Contest. His composition Hashkiveinu was the winner of the first-ever Shalshelet Choral Festival.
Steve Dropkin's music has been published by Transcontinental Music Publications (Union for Reform Judaism), the largest publisher of Jewish music in the world. Transcontinental and the URJ has included more than 25 of Steve's songs in various projects. You can find his work in The Complete Shireinu, The CompleteJewish Songbook, Shabbat Anthology, and in The Complete Jewish Songbook for Children: Manginot II. His songs are also be found on the Ruach: New Jewish Tunes compilation albums and companion songbooks as well as Nigun Anthology. Steve is also a contributor to the Torah Alive music curriculum.
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Steve has performed all over the United States, in England, and in Israel. A highlight was at Gracie Mansion for Mayor Guilliani's 2001 Salute to Israel celebration, and has been a featured repeat performer at the URJ National Biennials, as well as at the National NFTY Conventions. He has also performed at the CAJE Conference many times.
Artist Bio
In 2007, Dropkin formed his first band, The Rhythm Project. A group of musicians with over 120 years of
combined professional musicianship, The Rhythm Project brings new energy to Steve's already dynamic
music.
Steve has served as baal shirah (cantorial soloist) at Temple Beth Israel in Fresno, CA.
Prior to that, he served as the Musical Artist-in-Residence at Temple Beth El in Boca Raton FL.,
where he taught extensively, and directed the adult chorale.
He was also the soloist at Temple Beth El in Ft. Myers, FL.
While living in Birmingham, AL, Steve founded and directed the Birmingham Jewish Folk Chorale.
Dropkin has recorded seven albums of original Jewsh music.
Steve Dropkin ...
www.tbeboca.org, 8 May 2010 [cached]
Steve Dropkin
Temple Beth El of Boca Raton :: Adult Chorale
www.tbeboca.org, 8 May 2010 [cached]
Join the TBE Adult Chorale led by our own Musical Artist-in-Residence, Steve Dropkin. Steve is an award winning composer and performer of Jewish music who is starting his second season as our Chorale Director. His energy and dynamic style has infused a spirit into this group that will absolutely captivate you.
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