New York, NY

Cantor Nancy Abramson is director of the H. L. Miller Cantorial School and College of Jewish Music of The Jewish Theological Seminary. She trains future hazzanim in prayer, nusah (the sacred music of prayer), and religious leadership She also oversees their expanded development in Jewish education and teaching, pastoral care, and modern Israel. Having served as president and two-time national convention co-chair of the Cantors Assembly—the first female officer of the largest body of hazzanim in the world—Cantor Abramson is now immediate past president of the organization. She is helping JTS shape cantorial arts and practices in the 21st century.