Cogswell Hall 215
Theory Skills I-IV
Analysis of Popular Music
PhD, University of Michigan
MM, University of Michigan
BM, Oberlin Conservatory of Music
John Levey is assistant professor of Composition and Music Theory.
He oversees the undergraduate theory and theory-skills curricula and
teaches graduate courses in analysis.
Levey completed a PhD in Composition and Music Theory as a Regents
Fellow at the University of Michigan. He also holds a MM in Composition
from the University of Michigan and a BM in composition from the Oberlin
Conservatory of Music. Prior to his appointment at IUP, he served as assistant professor of Music at the University of Pittsburgh at
Bradford, where he directed programs in music in interdisciplinary
Dr. Levey’s research focuses on art
music of the 20th and 21st centuries, particularly serial
and post-serial music. He has published in Music Analysis and is
presently studying music by the late American composer Peter Lieberson.
Performances of Dr. Levey’s compositions have taken place in venues such
as the Aspen Music Festival, Harvard University, Boston College, and
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