Neil Levin teaches Jewish music history and repertoire at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. While earning his B.A. and M.A. at Columbia University, he developed a deep interest in synagogue choral music and cantorial art. He earned his doctorate in Jewish music and music history at the Jewish Theological Seminary, with Hugo Weisgall playing a central role—as his teacher and mentor. Levin is the founder and music director of two professional Jewish choruses, the mixed-voice Coro Hebraeico and the male-voice Schola Hebraeica, which have toured the United States and Canada and visited England on several occasions. In 1990 he made his Royal Festival Hall debut conducting his production of Voice of Jewish Russia. He is also the creator of Vanished Voices, a Holocaust commemoration incorporating his research into the musical traditions of German-speaking Jewry, performed under his baton in 1996 at London’s Barbican Centre and in Los Angeles. His Lincoln Center debut was in 1997, conducting a program called ‘Soul of Ashkenaz,’ and in 1999 he directed more than a dozen concerts (with Schola Hebraeica and other ensembles in Great Britain) at the biennial Sacred Voices Music Village international festival. Levin has published numerous articles on Jewish music, several archival recordings, and books.