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Cantor Deborrah Cannizzaro received her Cantorial Certification from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, in June, 2009. She has served Congregation Schaarai Zedek, in Tampa, Florida, since 2013, and was Cantor at Isaac M. Wise Temple in Cincinnati, Ohio, from 2003-2013. Deborrah has served on the Executive Board of the American Conference of Cantors since 2015. She has facilitated classes at ACC conventions, written for the Notes Worth Knowing segment on the ACC website, and is currently the liason between the ACC and the URJ for Ten Minutes of Torah. Deborrah has also taught workshops for the Women Cantors' Network. She is the Treasurer of the Bay Area Cantors Association and lives with her two sons in Tampa, Florida.
Prior to entering the Cantorate, she was a successful concert recitalist and opera singer, performing with, among others, the Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Kol Zimrah -The Jewish Community Singers of Chicago, and Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. Deborrah's secret musical passion is music from the 20s, 30s and 40s, and she is a founding member of the Cantorettes. A female singing trio comprised of three cantors from the area, the Cantorettes enjoys performing music of the "Swing Era" for Jewish and synagogue groups around the Tampa Bay area.