Archive for May, 2012
Dmitri (ZISL) Slepovitch, Ph.D.
2001 – 2006 Ph.D. in ethnomusicology and musicology (Jewish music in Eastern Europe), Belarusian State Academy of Music, Belarus
1996 – 2001 BA in Music, cum laude, Belarusian State Academy of Music, Belarus.
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.
Music: Musicology (Ph.D.), Composition, Keyboards (Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organ),
Reeds (Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute, traditional woodwinds), Vocals, Conducting, Music Directing, Arrangement, Orchestration, Copying (Music engraving).
Languages: Native fluency in Russian, Belarusian, and Polish. Proficient in Yiddish and Swedish
Fair in Hebrew, German, Dutch, Ukrainian. Reading comprehension in most Slavic and Germanic languages.
Computer: Experienced PC/Mac user, including MS Office applications, Music notation editors (Finale), Sound editing software (Garage Band, Sound Forge, Amadeus, SAW), Video editors (iMovie, Adobe Premiere, basic Final Cut skills). Field sound recording.
2011 — Present The New School, Foreign Language Dept., Instructor, Yiddish Language and Culture
2011 Kinder Ring camp of Workmen’s Circle, Hopewell Junction, NY. Accompanist / assistant instructor.
2010 — Present Jewish Community House in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, NY. Adult groups (60+).
–Yiddish class and Masterpiece class (art, composed music, and film)
2009 — Present Private lessons – ear training, piano, and clarinet (age 2+).
2010 — 2011 Brandeis University. BIMA High School summer program for high school students, Waltham, MA
Community educator (music), age 14–18. Artist in Residence
2009 SAR Academy, Bronx, NY. Teaching Yiddish songs at the music seminar (middle school, age 12–14).
2007 – 2008 Belarusian State Academy of Music, Minsk, Belarus. Assistant Professor of Musicology.
2001 – 2007 Belarusian State Academy of Music, Minsk, Belarus. Instructor of Musicology and Folklore studies.
2003 – 2007 National Music Pre-College School of the Belarusian State Academy of Music (age 5–18), Minsk, Belarus. Taught history of Russian and Belarusian music, musical analysis, and ear training.
2004 – 2007 Minsk Jewish Community Center, Minsk, Belarus. Coordinated, developed and taught workshops in Klezmer music and Yiddish song for youth and adults. As a co-leader of the Jewish Music Club, developed programming, lectured, performed, invited international and Belarusian artists and collaborated with international scholars in academic exchange programs.
2002 – 2006 Sefer – Moscow Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization. Taught courses in history of Jewish music at Jewish studies seminars for high-school 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.
2009 – Present National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene, New York, NY. Music Consultant and Assistant to the Artistic Director.
2010 National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene. Russian Outreach Coordinator (6 months experience).
2007 Defiance, Paramount Vantage, Los Angeles, California, – Baltic Film Services, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Music consultant, studio musician, and actor musician.
2001 The Burning Land, Juja Films Corp., Santa Monica, California – Belarus Film, Minsk, Belarus.
Music consultant, character actor.
2011 Theatre for a New Audience, New York, NY. Clarinetist, flutist, Shlemiel the First musical.
Castillo Theatre, New York, NY. Music Director, Actor, Clarinetist, The Learning Play of Rabbi Levi Itzchok, Son of Sara, of Berditchev.
2008 – Present National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene, New York, NY.
Music Director, Clarinetist, Saxophonist, Pianist, Composer, and Arranger (Gimpel Tam, The Adventures of Hershele Ostropolyer, Di Tsvey Brider, Soul to Soul, New Voices of the Yiddish Stage)
2009 – 2010 Montclair State University, Monticlair, NJ. Rehearsal pianist and production copyist,
Shlemiel The First musical
2009 Harvard Yiddish Players and National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene, New York, NY.
Additional editing and orchestrations for Shulamis.
2001 – Present Founding and leading folk/ traditional music bands (New York, Minsk).
Founder, Artistic Director, clarinetist, and composer. Recorded 3 albums, featured on other 2.
2005 “KlezmerShock!” Int’l Modern Jewish Music Festival, Minsk, Belarus. Co-Producer, Artistic Director
1991 – 2008 Simcha Jewish Youth Musical Theatre, Minsk, Belarus. Clarinetist, pianist, composer, arranger, band leader.
2012 Funeral Season – a documentary by Matthew Lancit (in production), New York – Paris.
Lost & Found Project: DOROGA theater production (independent), New York
2011 The Learning Play of Rabbi Levi Itzchok, Son of Sara, of Berditchev, Castillo Theatre, New York
Traveling the Yiddishland, Multimedia musical show, Director, Author, Composer. Produced by the National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene, New York.
2010 Di Tsvey Brider (The Two Brothers), a one act ballet, commissioned by The National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene. New York.
2008 Co-scored music for a videogame “Operation Bagration,” Wargaming.Net. Minsk, Belarus.
2012 Litvakus, band, eponymous EP (CD), Jewish folk music. Producer, Musician
2011 Planets, with One Ring Zero, Guest musician.
2009 Tutejsi / The Locals, CD/ book, Minsker Kapelye band, College of Eastern Europe, Poland.
2007 Minsk – Kielce – Berlin, double CD with Minsker Kapelye and Paul Brody’s Sadawi. Ferment, Poland.
2006 Kalykhanki (Lullabies), arranged and recorded a Yiddish lullaby. UNICEF, New York – Minsk.
The recording got the Album of the Year 2007 award, Belarus.
The Upward Flight. The Musical World of S. An-sky. Singer, field recording engineer. Stanford University Press.
2005 Shine Brightly, Little Star, with Simcha Jewish Youth Music Theater, clarinetist, orchestrator, Minsk, Belarus.
2002 A Fayerl Far Dem Hartsn, with Minsker Kapelye, band leader, musician, producer. Minsk, Belarus.
2001 Songs of Sorrow and Joy, with Simcha Jewish Youth Music Theater, musician, arranger, band leader, Minsk, Belarus.
1997 Simkha-Kören – with Simcha Jewish Youth Music Theater, musician, arranger, Erikshjälpen, Umeå, Sweden.