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Ph.D. (Musicology, Ethnomusicology)
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2001 2006 Ph.D. in musicology (Jewish music in Eastern Europe), Belarusian State Academy of Music.
1996 2001 Bachelor of Music, summa cum laude, Belarusian State Academy of Music.
2010 Teaching a Yiddish course at Jewish Community House in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, NY. Read an article in The New York TimesBIMA at Brandeis University. Community Educator (ArtsLab "In Search of Jewish Music")
2009 Klezmer Music Seminar, Folk Music Research Institute, Vienna, Austria.
SAR Academy, Bronx, NY. Teaching a Yiddish song seminar
2008 2009 Taught at workshops in Yiddish song at Workmens Circles Circle Lodge camp.
2001 2008 Belarusian State Academy of Music. Taught courses in transcription of music in oral traditions and Belarusian traditional instrumental music, history of Western music (Romanticism, 20th century music), and history of Russian music.
2003 2007 National Music College of Belarusian State Academy of Music. Taught history of Russian and Belarusian music (all periods), musical analysis, and solfege.
2003 Klezmer Music Seminar, University of Music and Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria.
2004 2007 Minsk Jewish Community Center. Coordinated, developed and lead workshops in klezmer music and Yiddish song. As a founder and coordinator of the Jewish Music Club, developed programming, lectured, performed, invited international and Belarusian artists and collaborated with international scholars on academic exchange programs.
2002 2006 Sefer Moscow Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization. Taught courses in the history of Jewish music at intensive seminars on Jewish studies for high-school and post-graduate students.
2002 2006 Intercollegiate Center for Jewish Education, St.Petersburg Jerusalem. Taught courses in the history of Jewish music at academic seminars for high-school students.
1998 2006 Lectured on Jewish music at the Yanka Kupala Minsk State Library, Belarusian Trade Union Palace, The Moshe Sharet Institute.
2001 2008 Systematic collecting (fieldwork) of Jewish musical folklore across Belarus and Lithuania.
Published over 20 articles and co-authored a book of articles on Jewish music in Eastern Europe.
2011 BIMA at Brandeis University. Artist in residence.
20102011 National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, "The Adventures of Hershele Ostropolyer,", Music Director, clarinetist, rehearsal pianist.
20092010 Montclair State University, Shlemiel the First production, rehearsal pianist and production copyist.
2008 National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, New York. Clarinetist, band leader, and rehearsal pianist,
Gimpel Tam (Gimpel the Fool) and Mamas Loshn Kugl productions.
Read a review of 'Gimpel Tam' in The New York Times
2008 present  Litvakus, New York. Founding member, Artistic Director, clarinetist, composer, singer.
2001 present  Minsker Kapelye ensemble. Founding member, Artistic Director, clarinetist, singer, and composer. Recorded 3 CDs. Appeared on the award-winning UNICEFs Kalykhanki (Lullabies) CD.
2005 KlezmerShock! Modern Jewish Music Festival (Minsk, Belarus). Co-Producer, Artistic director.
2004 present Performed at international folk, jazz and klezmer festivals, including
1991 2008 Clarinetist, organist, pianist, composer, musical arranger, orchestra director, and scholar advisor at the SIMCHA Jewish Youth Musical Theatre, Minsk, Belarus.
1998 2008 Gymnasium #17, Minsk, Piano accompanist, music copyist.
1995 present Freelance solo and ensemble clarinet player (Western canon, klezmer, jazz, fusion, etc.). Also play the organ, the harpsichord, and variety of traditional woodwinds.Consulting
2009 present  National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, New York. Assistant to the Artistic Director (Music Consultant, Assistant Conductor, and Music Copyist)
2007 Music consultant (Jewish music), musician (recording traditional music in the studio), and actor musician in the Defiance movie directed by Edward Zwick, Paramount Vantage (released in 2009).
2001 Music consultant (Jewish music), musician and actor in the Burning Land movie directed by Mikhail Ptashuk.
Music supervisor and actor-musician in the "Once there was a Hasid" play by Dan Almagor, staged at the National Theater of Belarusian Drama.
Dmitri Slepovitch on IMDB.comOutreach, Non-Profit
2010 National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, New York. Russian Outreach Coordinator.
Pesni na idish v pervoy polovine XX veka: evolyutsiya muzykalnogo zhanra. [Song in Yiddish in the First Half of the 20th Century: Evolution of a Musical Genre.] Proceedings of the 14th International Interdisciplinary Conference of Jewish studies, Moscow, 2008: 461473.
Zvuchashchee i nezvuchashchee v klezmerskoy muzyke na zare eyo novoy epokhi: k postanovke problemy. [The Sounding and the Non-Sounding in Klezmer Music at the Dawn of Its New Era: Putting an Issue.]: Proceedings of the 13th International Interdisciplinary Conference on Jewish Studies. Academic Series, vol. 20. Moscow: The Sefer Center, Institute of Slavic Studies (Russian Academy of Sciences), 2005: 253257.
Istoricheskaya tipologiya klezmerskoy traditsii v Vostochnoy Evrope v 20 veke. [Historical Typology of Klezmer Tradition in Eastern Europe in the 20th Century.]: Proceedings of the 12th International Interdisciplinary Conference on Jewish Studies. Academic Series, vol. 18, part 1. Moscow: The Sefer Center, Institute of Slavic Studies (Russian Academy of Sciences), 2005: 249262.
Klezmerskaya traditsiya v Belarusi. [Klezmer tradition in Belarus.]: Muzychnaya kultura Belarusi: Persperktyvy dasledvannia. Collected papers of the 14th Scholarly Readings in memory of L. S. Mukharynskaya. Ed. by T. S. Yakimenka. Minsk: Belarus State Academy of Music, 2005: 8188.
Kantorskiye i klezmerskiye fantazii: k probleme tipologii [Cantorial and Klezmer Fantasias: on the Issue of Typology.]: Vesnik Belaruskaha Dziarzhaunaha Instytuta prablem kultury (Bulletin of Belarus State Institute of Cultural Issues), 2005, Issue 1 (34): 123129.
Skripka i klarnet v sisteme organologicheskikh predpochteniy klezmerov v Vostochnoy Evrope. [The Violin and the Clarinet in the System of the East European Klezmers' Organological Preferences.]: Proceedings of the 11th International Interdisciplinary Conference on Jewish Studies. Academic Series, vol. 16, part 2. Moscow: The Sefer Center, Institute of Slavic Studies (Russian Academy of Sciences), 2004: 293303.
Klezmer kak fenomen yevreyskoy muzykalnoy kultury v Vostochnoy Evrope. [The Klezmer as a Phenomenon of the Jewish Music Culture in Eastern Europe.]. Judaica Rossica, issue 3, Moscow; New York: Russian State University for the Humanities, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, 2003:101117.
Kulturno-regionalnaya obuslovlennost rasprostraneniya klezmerskogo muzicirovaniya v sovremennom mire. [Cultural and Regional Conditionality of the Klezmer Music-Making Spread across the Modern World.] Proceedings of the 10th International Interdisciplinary Conference on Jewish Studies. Academic Series, vol. 12, part 2. Moscow: The Sefer Center, Institute of Slavic Studies (Russian Academy of Sciences), 2003: 190200.
Klezmerskoye muzicirovaniye v sovremennoy Evrope: vzgliad so sceny. [Klezmer Music-Making in Modern Europe: A Look from the Stage.]: Pytanni historyi i teoryi muzyki. Pohliad maladykh dasledchykau. Collected papers of the 12th Scholarly Readings in memory of L. S. Mukharynskaya (19061987). Minsk, 1011 April, 2003. Minsk: Belarus State Academy of Music, 2003: 1115.
Genesis klezmerskogo muzicirovaniya v Vostochnoy Evrope. (k postanovke problemy). [Genesis of Klezmer Music-Making: Setting an Issue.]: Instrumentovedcheskoye naslediye E. V. Gippiusa i sovremennaya nauka. Materialy Mezhdunarodnogo instrumentovedcheskogo simpoziuma, posviashchyonnogo 100-letiyu Yevgeniya Vladimirovicha Gippiusa (proceedings). St.Petersburg, 2003: 6265.
Slavianskiye vliyaniya na yevreyskuyu muzykalnuyu tradiciyu v Vostochnoy Evrope v XVIIIXX v. [Slavic Influences upon Jewish Musical Tradition in Eastern Europe in 1700s1900s.] Svoy ili chuzhoy? Yevrei i slavianie glazami drug druga [Insider or Alien? Jews Seen by Slavs, Slavs Seen by Jews] Academic Series, vol. 11. Moscow: The Sefer Center, Institute of Slavic Studies (Russian Academy of Sciences), 2003: 404422.
Activities of the Jewish Music Institute in Vilna as part of Post-Haskalah and Yiddishist movement.: Proceedings of the Ninth Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference on Jewish Studies. Part 2. Moscow: Probel-2000, 2003: 263270.
Neoklezmerskoye dvizheniye v svete yevreyskogo kulturnogo renessansa. [The Neo-Klezmer Movement in the Light of Jewish Cultural Renaissance.]: Voprosy Istorii Muzyki. Sb. st. Compiled by T. Scherbakova. Ed. by O. Galkin and M. Klestova. Minsk: Belarus State Academy of Music, 2002: 165176.
K probleme kompozitsii v muzyke klezmerov v Vostochnoy Evrope. [On the Issue of Composition in the Music of the Eastern European Klezmorim.]: Muzychnaya Kultura Belarusi. Histarychny Shliakh, Kantakty. Collected papers of the 10th Scholarly Readings in memory of L.S.Mukharynskaya. Compiled and edited by I. Nazina. Minsk: Belarus State Academy of Music, 2002: 4752.
Tipologiya fenomena klezmer v Vostochnoy Evrope. [The Typology of the Klezmer Phenomenon in Eastern Europe.]: Vesci Belaruskai Akademii Muzyki [Bulletin of the Belarus State Academy of Music], issue 2, Minsk: Belarus State Academy of Music, 2002: 5358.
Yevreyskiy muzykalnyi institut v Vilno (19241940). [Jewish Music Institute in Vilna, 19241940.] Novaya Yevreyskaya Shkola, 2002, No. 12: 191200.
Deyatelnost Yevreyskogo Muzykalnogo Instituta v Vilno (19241940) [Activities of the Jewish Music Institute in Vilna, 19241940.]: Abstracts of the Sefer Ninth International Interdisciplinary Conference on Jewish Studies. Moscow: Probel-2000, 2002: 290292.
Professionalism i yego formy v srede yevreyskih muzykantov cherty osedlosti na rubezhe 19 20 vekov. [Professionalism and Its Forms among Jewish Musicians in the Pale of Settlement on the Turn of 19th and 20th Centuries.]: Belaruskaye muzykaznaustva 2000. Collected articles of the 9th International Annual Conference on Ethnomusicology in memory of L. S. Mukharinskaya (Minsk, 2021 April, 2000). Minsk: Belarus State Academy of Music, 2001: 5257.
K interpretatsii zhanra traurnogo marsha v simfoniyah G. Mahlera i D. Shostakovicha. [On the Funeral March Genre in Mahlers and Shostakovichs Symphonies.]: K 90-letiyu D. D. Shostakovicha. Doklady teoreticheskoi konferentsii. Minsk, 21 23 November 1996. Minsk: Belarusian State Academy of Music, 1997: 224232.
Muzykalnyie traditsii yevreyev ashkenazi na primere osennih prazdnikov. [Ashkenazi Jews' Musical Traditions of High Holidays.]: Prablemy etnamuzykalohii ŭ sučasnych dasledvanniach. Materyialy 3-i shtohadovay kanferencyi pamiaci L. S. Mucharynskaj (Minsk, 24 25 March, 1994). Minsk: Belarusian State Academy of Music, 1996: 5262.
2000 Yevreyskaya kompozitorskaya shkola v Rossii pervoi poloviny XX veka. Tvorchestvo M.F.Gnesina. [Jewish Composer School in the Russia of the First Half of the 20th Century. M. F. Gnesins Heritage.]. Minsk. 35 [i] pp.
1999 O niekotorych osobennostiach ladovoi sistemy v fortepiannych proizvedeniyach Alexandra Stanchinskogo. [On the Issues of Alexandr Stanchinskys Modal System in His Piano Works.] Minsk. 31 pp.
Kontsert No.1 dlya klarneta s orkestrom C. M. von Webera: princip koncertnosti i osobennosti zhanra [The Principle of Concertizing and Distinctive Features of the Concerto Genre in C. M. von Weber's 1st Clarinet Concerto.] Minsk. 27 pp.
Yevreyskaya molitva v evropeyskoy muzykalnoy tradicii kak faktor obshcheniya kultur. [Jewish Prayer in European Musical Tradition As a Factor of Cross-cultural Communication. Term paper on the History of West European Music.] Minsk. 36 pp.
2009 Our Music, Our Selves: Jewish Music of Eastern Europe and Belarus. Presentation at the Limmud FSU conference, Westhampton Beach, NY
Documenting the Jewish Liturgical and Folk Music of Belarus; The Slepovitch / Stepanskaya Project. Presentation at the 49th Annual Convention of the Cantorial Council of America. Monticello, NY, July 13, 2009.
Habrejskaja muzycznaja tradycyja u Bielarusi [Jewish Musical Tradition in Belarus.] Public lecture given at the Kryczeuski Foundation, New York, February, 2009.
2008 Yidishe folkzingers in Vaysrusland. [Jewish Folk Singers in Belarus.] Public lecture read at the Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center in Bronx, NY.
2007 Puti k Sakralnomu v Yevreyskikh Pesnyakh na Yiddish. [Paths to the Sacred in Jewish Songs in Yiddish.] Paper delivered at the International conference Sacred Geography in Jewish and Slavic Cultural Traditions. Moscow, The Sefer Center and Institute of Slavic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, December 5 7, 2007;
Jewish Creativeness in Philosophy and Arts. Public lecture read (together with Ilya Dvorkin of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel) at the Library of the St. Petersburg Jewish Community House (November 16, 2007);
New Ways and Perspectives in Studying the Yiddish Song. Lecture read at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (August 1, 2007);
Musical Tradition of the Litvak Jews in the Field Studies. Public lecture read at the Primus Versus bookstore (Moscow, February 1, 2007);
2010 Wrote and performed original score for "Di tsvey brider" ("The Two Brothers") ballet after I.L.Peretz.
Commissioned and produced by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene
Read a review in The New York Times
2009 Production copyist for Shlemiel the First musical show, Montclair State University in collaboration with National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene
Additional orchestrations and editing, A. Goldfadens operetta Shulamis,
a joint project by the Harvard Yiddish Players and National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene.
2008 Co-authored and scored music for the «Operation Bagration» videogame, Wargaming.Net
1994 present Original music, arrangements and orchestrations for different sets of instruments and choir.
1999 Concertino for the octet (two flutes, oboe, two violins, viola, and two cellos).
Cross-Cultural Dialogs for clarinet and cello
1996 Two pieces for flute and piano
2004 Awarded a scholarship for the Eshnav academic program at Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2003 3rd prize at the Golden Hanukkiya International Competition (as the orchestra director of the Simcha Jewish Youth Music Theater). Berlin, December, 2003.
1999 1st prize at the Annual National Competition of Students Papers.
Native fluency in Russian, Belarusian, and Polish; proficient in English, Swedish, Yiddish, fair German, Hebrew, Ukrainian, and Dutch, basic Finnish.
Experienced PC/Mac user, including MS Office applications, professional notation software (Finale), sound editing software (Pro Tools, Sound Forge, SAW, Nuendo, etc.), and video editors, e.g. Adobe Premiere or Final Cut. Composing, arranging, and orchestrating music.
Authorized to work in the United States. References available upon request.
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