Joe Eglash

Joe Eglash

Director of Transcontinental Music Publications and JLicense

The Complete Shireinu; the Shabbat Anthology series; the Ruach series. As editor of some of the most popular and widely-used publications, songbooks, series, and anthologies in the Jewish world, his name is synonymous with quality and excellence. With hundreds of publications to his credit, he is a recognized authority in the Jewish music industry.

In 2005, Joe created both Eglash Creative Group, a music and design firm specializing in web and graphic design and music compositing, arranging, and engraving, and, a leading online source for Jewish music (audio and sheet music downloads). oySongs, the first Jewish music download site, was sold in 2012. With Eglash Creative, Joe worked with independent musicians and publishers and was an oft-commissioned arranger. His popular T'filah Band and T'filah Choir songbook series, containing arrangements of liturgical music for synagogue band and choir, was published by Tara Publications.

In 2015, he returned to his previously-held position of director of Transcontinental Music Publications, the music publishing arm of Reform Judaism (he was also Managing Director of book publisher URJ Press in his first tenure). Under Joe's leadership, TMP (now owned by the American Conference of Cantors) has thrived in its songbook publishing, and he became founding director of the first Jewish music licensing agency, JLicense, launched in 2017, now an indespensible resource for music licensing in the Jewish world.

Before earning his B.A. in Judaic Studies from Brooklyn College, he studied classical guitar with Jeffrey Van at the University of Minnesota. As a guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, and bandleader, Joe has led numerous popular rock, synagogue, and klezmer bands, and releases original rock recordings, in which he writes, sings, and plays all the instruments. He is active as an accompanist, arranger, and composer in Syracuse, New York, where he happily resides with his wife, Cantor Kari Eglash, and their children, Arielle and Judah. He is a member of ASCAP and GTM, and a die-hard Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers fan.