Limmud FSU Presenters 2017
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Zisl Slepovitch Musicologist, multi instrumentalist, composer, music and Yiddish educator
Zisl Slepovitch (Z!SL), a native of Minsk, Belarus, and a New York City resident, is a musicologist (PhD), multi instrumentalist (clarinetist, saxophonist, flautist, pianist), composer, music and Yiddish educator. Slepovitch is the founder and leader of Litvakus and Minsker Kapelye klezmer bands, Assistant Music Director / Music Director in many productions by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, including the Drama Desk Award nominated operetta The Golden Bride (2015/16). Zisl Slepovitch has served as a Yiddish language and culture instructor at The New School, educator and artist in residence at BIMA at Brandeis University, guest artist at University of Michigan, Indiana University, and Amherst College and Vassar College, a teaching fellow and performing artist at YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (New York City), Vienna Klezmer Workshop (Vienna), The Moscow Sefer Center, and Eshkolot Project (both in Moscow). Some of Slepovitch's theater, film, and TV contributions include consulting and acting in Defiance (Paramount), Eternal Echoes (Sony Classical), Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot (PBS), original scores for the documentary Funeral Season, children’s musical The King of Chelm, ballet Di Tsvey Brider, and many more.