Born and raised in Olney, MD, Cantor Apt grew up as the daughter of a Conservative Rabbi and has been leading services since before she can remember.
After graduating from the Joint Program between Columbia University and Albert A. List College, where she received degrees in Music and Midrash, respectively, the H.L. Miller Cantorial School was the obvious choice. She received a Master’s degree in Sacred Music and was invested as a Hazzan in 2013. She has worked as a High Holiday cantor in Ambridge, PA, and Albany, NY; as a cantorial intern at Agudas Achim Congregation in Alexandria, VA, as a B’nai Mitzvah tutor, as a Torah reader at the Society for the Advancement of Judaism, and as a student cantor at Temple Beth Ahm of Aberdeen, NJ. Since graduating from cantorial school, she has been a music teacher and B’nai Mitzvah tutor at B’nai Israel Congregation Talmud Torah in Rockville, MD, served as B’nai Mitzvah Coordinator and Teen Program Coordinator of the Hill Havurah in Washington, DC, and Music Teacher at the Aleph Bet Jewish Day School in Annapolis, MD. Prior to joining Beth Shalom, Cantor Apt served as Hazzan of Shaare Tefilah Congregation in Olney, MD.
Cantor Apt is married to Andrew Apt, a Social Studies teacher; plays piano and guitar, and loves cooking, stand-up comedy and singing Broadway show tunes and Disney songs in her spare time!