FAYE LIEBMAN COHEN
Soloist and music teacher
Aurora resident Faye Liebman Cohen, a soprano singer who performed throughout Northeast Ohio and the Midwest, died Feb. 21. She served as a cantorial soloist at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple and taught voice to many students.
She sang leading roles in opera and oratorio and appeared in various recitals, including chamber music programs as part of the Cleveland Orchestra's Blossom pre-concert recital series and a recital in London at St. James Church in Piccadilly.
A member of Lecture Recital Group, National Association of Teaching Singers and Chabad of Solon, she served as president of Fort Nightly Music.
Less than two weeks before her death, Mrs. Cohen was helping Fairmount Temple's Cantor Sarah Sager prepare for her presentation at Hebrew Union College's School of Sacred Music.
She grew up in Kittanning, Pa., earned her bachelor of music degree from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and her master's degree from Cleveland Institute of Music, where she was on the voice faculty for 12 years. She chaired the Cleveland Music School Settlement's voice department.
For more than 20 years, she appeared in concert with Cantor Saul Meisels at B'nai Jeshurun Congregation, where she was a member and soloist.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Ronald S.; sons Scott (Cathleen) of Denver and Howard (Kimberly); four grandchildren; and brother Jerry Liebman of Southfield, Mich.
Contributions can be made to Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Cleveland Music School Settlement or Chadbad of Solon.
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