What is a Cantor?


General Job Description

Cantors chant and read portions of ritual during religious services as well as direct members of the congregation during musical activities.



Typical Job Duties

• Confer with leader of congregation to arrange musical portion of worship service

• Chants religious texts during worship services

• Train members of congregation in musical responses to chanting

• May teach vocals to youth or other groups or members of congregation

• Create variations of music for worship services



Scholarships for Becoming a Cantor

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Cantor. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Cantor. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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