Cantor Rosalie Will brings more than 25 years of experience training songleaders, leading worship, and creating singing communities. After 16 years with Temple Emanuel in Kensington, MD, she now consults congregations on issues of worship, music, and synagogue transition, and she mentors clergy and songleaders in the field. She is founder and Executive Director of Sing Unto God, a non-profit dedicated to elevating the practice and promotion of meaningful worship and of singing together through supporting the pipelining of emerging songleaders for congregations and camps. Rosalie produces events which lead the cutting edge of worship and music thinking, trains communal singing professionals on best principles for engagement as well as singing for justice, and is the author of a narrative trade book with Transcontinental Music Publishing entitled Songleading: A Work of Art. Rosalie also supports the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) on issues of worship and music.
Rosalie was ordained by the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music of HUC-JIR in New York, and served as Vice-President for Member Relations of the American Conference of Cantors (ACC). She is a product of URJ Camps and NFTY, and received her undergraduate degree in Jewish Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Rockville Maryland with her two daughters and her husband, David.
Rosalie leads worship in communities across the country as a scholar-in-residence, is a worship coach and consultant, as well as a performer. More information can be found at RosalieWill.com.