Biography of Howard Nevison

Howard Nevison – Biography

Cantor Howard Nevision was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he began his formal training and musical studies at an early age. Howard Nevison is a graduate of the Settlement Music School and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Cantor Nevison has performed and toured with leading opera companies in the United States, Europe and Israel. Mr. Nevison is also the possessor of a host of cantorial achievements which include cantorial posts in Pennsylvania and New York.

After 42 years of dedication to the profession, Cantor Howard Nevison retired as Cantor and Music Director of Congregation Emanu-El. Congregation Emanu-El located in New York City is the largest Reform Jewish Congregation in the United States. During  his 28 years of tenure as  Cantor at Emanu-El, Cantor Howard Nevison was heard live on the radio station WQXR every Friday evening. In addition to commissioning new music, Cantor Howard Nevison also created an Interfaith Ecumenical Concert Series which became a major musical event of its time. Cantor Howard Nevison currently continues to teach voice and repertoire.

Cantor-Howard Nevison

Cantor Howard Nevison, Temple Emanu-El



  1. […] to the Howard Nevison blog. We invite you to learn more about Howard Nevison and his life as an Opera Singer, Cantor & Teacher. Here is our first post for you to […]

  2. […] Cantor Howard Nevison performed in a special concert to commemorate the Holocaust. “You don’t have to be  Catholic to feel moved by being blessed by the Pope”, says Cantor Howard Nevison.” Cantor Howard Nevison performed along with the Royal London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vatican’s Capelle Guilia Choir before the Pope in observance of Yom Hashoah in Rome in April 1994. […]

  3. Wonderful bio of a wonderful man!
    Well done!

  4. […] Biography of Howard Nevison […]

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