Junior Klezmer Orchestra
Alumni Feature: Then and Now
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Kayla Chinitz

(Was in JKO grades 7-12)

High School Teacher

In a few words, how did your time in the JKO influence you personally and/or professionally?

​As a student and musician in JKO, I not only learned klezmer music, but I learned the stories behind the music. Learning this music and these stories has helped me feel more connected to my past and my ancestry. I’m also grateful that I had the opportunity to learn under the leadership of professional musicians. Even though I’m not in a musical profession, I still enjoy singing in my spare time and regularly utilize the vocal skills I learned in JKO.

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