Cantor Tracey Scher, of Larchmont Temple, is a mezzo-soprano from Nova Scotia, Canada. Since her time at Larchmont Temple began, in July of 2013, Cantor Scher has created several multi-generational choirs, bands and Arts programs there, believing strongly in the enrichment of Judaism through music and the Arts.
Cantor Scher holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Acadia University, a graduate degree in Opera Performance from Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University and studied extensively with the world-renowned tenor Carlo Bergonzi at the Accademia Verdiana in Busetto, Italy. Cantor Scher has performed lead and supporting opera roles as well as major oratorio roles with orchestras around North America and abroad. Deciding to lead a life where relationships could be nurtured through music, she pursued the cantorate and graduated from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in NYC with a Master of Sacred Music Degree in 2003. In 2010, Cantor Scher, along with twenty other Cantors from the American Conference of Cantors, performed at the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri in Rome, Italy.
In addition to performing and creating meaningful Jewish musical programs, Cantor Scher also dedicates her time to sustaining the cantorate as a whole. Serving on the faculty at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cantor Scher teaches and coaches Cantorial students. She also served as a member of the Executive Board of the American Conference of Cantors from 2007-2018 and continues to serve on various committees of the ACC. Prior to her appointment at Larchmont Temple, Cantor Scher served as cantor at Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church, VA from 2008-2013 and at Temple Beth Or in Washington Township, New Jersey from 2003-2007.
Passionate about finding ways to deepen relationships through education, pastoral work, travel and face-to-face meeting, she continues to create and study multiple modalities that lead to strengthening connection to Judaism and spirituality.
Cantor Scher is married to Christopher Lewis and they have two children, Isaac and Maya.
Cantor Scher may be reached at the temple office or through her email at firstname.lastname@example.org.