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February 14, 2017

2018 Competition Information

Financial prize up to $2,500 and a premiere in Dallas at the 2018 ACC-GTM Convention

Purpose of Award: 

  • The Intention of the GTM Ben Steinberg Young Composer's Award is
  • To encourage gifted young Jewish composers to create worthwhile and appealing music for Jewish
January 31, 2017

(Schaumburg, IL) January 31, 2017—The American Conference of Cantors (ACC) issued a resolution today supporting equal pay for equal work for Reform cantors.

Despite President John F. Kennedy signing the Equal Pay Act back in 1963, today women earn on average 80 cents for every dollar a man makes and for women of color that gap is even

December 13, 2016


Schaumburg, IL, December 12, 2016 - Russell Nadel has won the 2017 Ben Steinberg Young Composer's Award. This is Nadel's second win, he first won the award in 2010.

Nadel has won the $1500 award for his composition Tov L'Hodot a setting of Psalm 92. David Shukiar, Guild of Temple Musicians Vice President of

November 22, 2016

In light of the recent election and continued divisiveness and hate speech in our country, it is more important than ever to make sure that our voices be heard in Washington D.C.  For a long time the ACC has been asked to become more active in the social justice work of our movement.  Well...if this is not the time....when will there ever be? 

September 29, 2016

The American Conference of Cantors mourns the passing of the great Israeli statesman and peace advocate, Shimon Peres.

"I was honored to have met Mr. Peres on a few occasions and am deeply saddened by his death," said ACC President Cantor Steven Weiss. "He was a true statesman and peacemaker who was a living history of modern Israel. His