Elaine Broad Ginsberg
Biography: Elaine Broad Ginsberg is currently conducting the Hampshire College Chorus as well as teaching music theory and composition at Keene State College in New Hampshire. She was previously the Jewish Community Music Director in the Springfield, MA area. Prior to that she taught composition, music theory and history, and conducted the Chamber Singers at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan.
Dr. Ginsberg holds B.A. and B.M. degrees from Oberlin College (in Music and Judaic Studies), an M.M. in Composition from Ball State University, and a D.M.A. in Composition from the University of Cincinnati. She spent her senior year in college living on Kibbutz Tzora as well as studying at Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem. Dr. Ginsberg has received commissions from the International Clarinet Society as well as from numerous synagogue and secular choirs throughout the United States. She has received composition awards from the Guild of Temple Musicians, Zamir Chorale of Boston, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Midwest Composers' Forum, and Mu Phi Epsilon (international music fraternity). Dr. Ginsberg's compositions have been performed at the St. Moritz International Choral Festival in Switzerland, at Merkin Hall and the 92nd Street Y in New York City, at the American Conference of Cantors Convention, at ACDA conventions, and at the International Trombonists' Workshop. Performers of Dr. Ginsberg's works have included the Gregg Smith Singers, the Springfield Symphony Chorus, and the South Bend and Muncie (IN) Symphony Orchestras. Several of her choral works are published by Transcontinental Music.