Our Cantorial Soloist

Aaron Bigeleisen is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester in their double degree program. His majors are Vocal Performance, an independent research degree, a German minor, and a movement focus. His teacher and mentor at Eastman is Professor Robert Swensen. Aaron also studies with his uncle, the distinguished American Cantor Ira Bigeleisen.

He is a Gold Level winner for YoungArts, a program for budding young artists sponsored by the U.S. Government. Aaron won first place for Male Vocal, in the Young Artist Auditions through the Rochester Philharmonic League, and won the special prize of performing with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Aaron was selected as one of 20 U.S. Presidential Scholars out of 10,000 applicants. Aaron also won first place out of 650 high school singers in Classical Singer Magazine’s Vocal Competition.

Aaron works extensively within the community. In addition to being employed by Etz Chaim, Aaron works at Hobart and William Smith Colleges as an adjunct voice faculty member,Hillel Community Day School, McQuaid Jesuit High School, as well as sustaining a private voice studio for lessons.

Aaron is currently enrolled in the prestigious Philadelphia School of Alexander Technique, working towards his Alexander Technique teacher certification