Scholar in Residence

Scholar-in-Residence Weekend

November 11-12, 2017

Please join us as we welcome
Dr. Zachary Ebin
as our Scholar-in-Residence.

Dr. Ebin will be teaching and performing on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.
We look forward to having him with us and hope you will be able
to join us at one or all of the following events:

  • Saturday, November 11, 7:00 p.m. - Home of Harriet and Stan Rosenthal
    (745 Sunset Court, Deerfield)
Dialogue and Performance: Music and the Jewish Experience
Join Dr. Zachary Ebin for a dialogue and performance charting music through Jewish History. Dr. Ebin will discuss the significance of music in the Torah and it's enduring importance to contemporary Jewish life. The program will begin with a short Havdallah service to end Shabbat and will be followed by a potluck dessert. Please bring something sweet or savory to share!


  • Sunday, November 12, 3:00 p.m. - Winnetka Congregational Church
    (725 Pine Street, Winnetka)
Concert: The Sound of Silent Voices
Dr. Zachary Ebin is the Creator and Artistic Director of The Silent Voices Project, designed to use the voices of contemporary children to recreate the voices of children silenced at the hands of the Nazis.
Please join us at this concert to hear children’s poetry from the Holocaust reflected in musical compositions by young composers, including Hakafa’s own Jasper Bickers. The compositions will be performed by the Ton Beau String QuartetHakafa member and child survivor of the Holocaust, Doris Fogel, will be the program narrator, and Rabbi Elder will give the address.  
We are hosting this program along with Winnetka Congregational Church. Admission is free.


Dr. Zachary Ebin is the Director of the Suzuki Program at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music. Zachary holds a BA and an MA from Brandeis University, an MM from the Boston Conservatory, and a PhD from York University. Before relocating to Nashville, Dr. Ebin was on the faculty of Etobicoke Suzuki Music in Toronto, where he founded and directed Arco Violini, an advanced precollege string orchestra dedicated to giving back to the community through performances at hospitals, senior residences, and charity events. Dr. Ebin led Arco Violini in over 40 performances, including two television appearances.
In high demand as a guest clinician, Zachary has taught and lectured all over North America at conferences, institutes, and workshops. His research has been published in the American Suzuki Journal and the American String Teacher. In 2015, Dr. Ebin founded the Silent Voices Project ( In the project, young composers write chamber music based on poems written by children during the Holocaust. The Silent Voices Project will give its third concert and release its first recording this fall.
Zachary Ebin has remained active as a performer. He recently recorded the forgotten works of Ukranian composers with pianist Maria Dolnycky. For the past four years, he has served as the artistic director of the Belfountain Music Festival in Caledon, Ontario.
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