Upcoming Events

Matt Austerklein brings Jewish music and its history alive in a way that speaks to modern questions of culture, leadership, and theology.  Join him online or invite him in person.

June 9, 16, 23, 30 
2:30pm ET / 7:30pm GMT

Introduction to Eicha: Text & Trope (ONLINE)
European Academy for Jewish Liturgy

OPEN CLASS: 4-session Intro to the Ashkenazi trope of the Book of Eicha,  as well as to the text itself and its spiritual questions. Register here.

July 10-14, 2022

North American Jewish Choral Festival (guest faculty)
Stamford Hilton, Stamford, CT

July 25-29, 2022

"Shakespeare & the Sacred Text: A Midsummer Retreat
University of California - Irvine 

Past Events

Richard Briskin Cantor-in-Residence. Weekend, Temple Beth El (Rochester, NY),        4/1/22-4/3/22

Cantor-in-Residence., Agudas Achim Congregation (Alexandria, VA),                3/25/22-3/27/22


Online Class, "A Jewish Guide to the Orchestra" - 4-part series for Jewish Collaborative of Orange County, IVRIM Jews Without Borders, & Cantors Assembly. 2/7/22-2/28/22. 

Lecture-Recital, "The Secular Sulzer: Art Songs & Popular Music of the First Modern Cantor." The Temple-Tifereth Israel, Beachwood, OH. 2/27/22.


Lecture, "Music Rising: The Story of the Early Modern Cantor" Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg (Heidelberg, Germany). Online, 2/10/22.


Lecture, "Music Theology: The Many Torahs of Jewish Music." Agudas Achim Congregation,  Alexandria, VA,  1/13/22.

"Prayer in the Key of Jack" - Special Shacharit with the repertoire of Hazzan Jack Kessler for OHALAH Conference, 1/12/22.

Guest Cantor - Temple Judea (Fort Myers, FL) 1/8/22

Concert - Bet Shira Congregation & IVRIM Jews Without Borders (Miami, FL) 12/21/21


Lecturer, "Disruptive Innovations in Jewish Music" 4-part series for Jewish Collaborative of Orange County, IVRIM Jews Without Borders, & Cantors Assembly. 11/15/21 -12/6/21. 


Teacher, "Songs of Ascent: Musical Paths To Healing After Tragedy" for 10/27    Commemorative Torah Study (Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh), 10/27/21.

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Guest lecturer, H.L. Miller Cantorial School, JTS 10/20/21


Speaker, Book Launch for Encyclopedia of British Cantors (ECA)  10/6/21

Singer, Concert for Healing with Ivrim Jews Without Borders, 10/6/21

"Rabbis Enraged: Cantorial Transgression in the 17th-18th Century Synagogue" for Joshua Horowitz (KlezCalifornia) Jewish music series. Online, 9/27/21 

High Holiday Cantor, Temple Judea in Fort Myers, FL. 9/6/21 - 9/16/21

Smicha Week Faculty, ALEPH Cantorial Program. 7/5/21 - 7/9/21