Dr. Cantor Charles Davidson
1929 - 2023
Charles Davidson (1929 - 2023) was a highly revered composer known for his numerous commissions by synagogues, Jewish organizations, cantors, and secular choruses throughout the United States. One of the earliest graduates of the Jewish Theological Seminary's Cantors Institute (now the H. L. Miller Cantorial School), he later earned his doctorate in sacred music there. He served on the faculty since 1977 as the Nathan Cummings Professor. His education includes a degree from the University of Pittsburgh and studies at the Eastman School of Music, where he studied under Howard Hanson.
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