Matthew Austerklein


Prayer Leader * Scholar * Musician

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About Matt

Matt Austerklein is a prayer leader, musician, and scholar exploring the religious meaning of Jewish musical forms. 


A congregational cantor for over a decade,  Matt has worked in diverse pastoral, lifecycle, and educational settings. He serves as a mentor to new and student cantors, and works on projects shaping the Jewish musical future.


Matt is is a multi-genre artist of contemporary and classic Jewish music. He is currently a PhD candidate in Jewish Studies at Halle-Wittenberg University (Germany), where he is writing his dissertation on the professionalization of Ashkenazi cantors in early modern Europe.

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