Yonatan Malin
Music • Jewish Studies

Office: Imig Music Building N145
Office Hours: Mon and Wed, 1:30-2:30

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Associate Professor of Music Theory and Jewish Studies

Areas of research related to Jewish Studies:

Jewish liturgical music, klezmer music, analytical approaches to world music, music and text, rhythm and meter.


Music in Jewish Cultures (JWST/MUSC 4122), Music Theory I and II (MUSC 1101-1111); Tonal Analysis (MUSC 4061); Advanced Tonal Analysis (MUSC 5061); Song Forms (MUSC 5151); Schubert Seminar (MUSC 6801).

About Prof. Malin:

Yonatan Malin’s research areas include klezmer, Jewish liturgical music, cantillation, and German Lieder. He teaches Music in Jewish Cultures every other year. In the spring of 2018, he participated in the inaugural Archive Transformed Residency together with klezmer fiddler Alicia Svigals, and he has participated in and contributed to workshops at Yiddish New York and KlezKanada. Professor Malin was a panelist on the first Embodied Judaism Symposium honoring Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. He also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the College of Music, and his book Songs in Motion: Rhythm and Meter in the German Lied was published in 2010 by Oxford University Press. He served as editor of Music Theory Online, a journal of the Society for Music Theory, from 2011 to 2014. 

Recent Publications:

“Poetic Endings and Song Endings in ‘Gute Nacht’ and ‘Der Leiermann’ from Schubert’s Winterreise.” In Music, A Connected Art. A Festschrift for Jürgen Thym on His 80th Birthday, edited by Ulrich J. Blomann, Dabid B. Levy, Ralph P. Locke, and Frieder Reininghaus, 117–26. Baden-Baden: Verlag Valentin Koerner, 2023.

“Community Based Music Information Retrieval: A Case Study of Digitizing Historical Klezmer Manuscripts from Kyiv.” Co-authored with Christina Crowder, Clara Byom, and Daniel Shanahan. Transactions of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval 5/1 (2022): 208–21. https://doi.org/10.5334/tismir.135.

“Modulating Couplets in Fanny Hensel’s Lieder.” In The Songs of Fanny Hensel, edited by Stephen Rodgers, 171–91. New York: Oxford University Press, 2021.

“Ethnography and Analysis in the Study of Jewish Music.” Analytical Approaches to World Music 7/2 (2019). http://iftawm.org/journal/oldsite/articles/2019b/Malin_AAWM_Vol_7_2.html.

“Introduction to Special Issue on Ethnography and Analysis.” Analytical Approaches to World Music 7/2 (2019).

Eastern Ashkenazi Biblical Cantillation: An Interpretive Musical AnalysisYuval Online (2016)