Music Theory and Composition
Cogswell Hall 215
Theory I Practicum
Theory Skills I-IV
Analysis of Popular Music
PhD, University of Michigan
MM, University of Michigan
BM, Oberlin Conservatory of Music
John Levey coordinates the undergraduate music
theory curriculum, teaches applied composition, and offers courses in
conjunction with the department’s MA programs.
Levey completed a PhD in Composition and Music
Theory from the University of Michigan, where he studied as a Rackham Fellow.
He also holds a MM in Composition from the University of Michigan and BM in
Composition from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with emphases in music
theory and musicology.
Prior to his appointment at IUP,
Levey served as assistant professor of Music at the University of
Pittsburgh at Bradford, where he directed the program in interdisciplinary
arts, taught courses in music theory and history, and directed the choir.
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 Levey’s compositions have taken
place in venues such as the Aspen Music Festival, Bowdoin Music Festival, Music07
Festival, Harvard University, Boston College, and University of Pittsburgh at
John Levey’s Website