Nina Stepanskaya, Associate Professor of the Department of Music History of the Belarusian State Academy of Music, teacher of the Republican educational complex Gymnasium - College at BSAM. She was an outstanding experimental teacher and innovator in professional music education. She has brought up a galaxy of students, including art critics, laureates of international competitions, heads of musicology departments of music universities. Her most important achievement is the creation of an academic class for Jewish music. She attracted bright young musicologists to the study and preservation of an invaluable layer of Jewish culture.