John Levey

  • John LeveyAssociate Professor

    Music Theory and Composition

    Contact Information

    Cogswell Hall 215



    Theory I-V

    Theory I Practicum

    Theory Skills I-IV

    Analytical Techniques

    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 Bradford. 


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