Cantor Steve Bermann comes from a family of Cantors, Rabbis and Holocaust survivors.
He has a Bachelors Degree in Teaching as well as another Bachelors Degree in Music Performance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and a Teaching Certificate of Music Literacy from the Kodaly Musical Training Institute in Boston.
He has also studied at UCLA, USC and CSUN and studied with music coaches from the Vienna Staatsoper, the Los Angeles Musical Theater Workshop, and the Los Angeles Opera.
Along with his work as a Vocal Soloist, Cantor, and Conductor he has also been a member of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and has performed with luminaries such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Zubin Mehta, Eugene Ormandy, Grant Gershon and Sir Antonio Pappano.
He has toured Europe, Asia and Israel as a soloist and Baritone with professional classical music ensembles.
Cantor Bermann has taught as a full time substitute in the Philadelphia School District, teaches singing privately and is a Credentialed California Educator. He is the conductor and rehearsal pianist of the Sweet Singers of David volunteer choir at Temple Beth David and is our Cantor for the 5779-5780 High Holy Days.
Although his first language was Yiddish, he has sung in many languages and can hold a conversation in German and French.
He loves learning things along with his students and cherishes those aha moments when his students achieve something they thought they were not capable of.