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Gail B. Levinsky, D.Mus.
Associate Professor of Music
Go Program: Arts of Italy

Phone: 570-372-4266
Email: gblevinsky@susqu.edu
Office Location: Cunningham Cma - Rm 150

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Academic Credentials:
DM, Northwestern University
MM, Northwestern University
BM, Butler University

A native of western Massachusetts, Gail B. Levinsky is associate professor of music at Susquehanna University, where her responsibilities include teaching applied studies in saxophone, chamber music, instrumental pedagogy and woodwind methods. As a solo performer, her presentations include performances at the North American Saxophone Alliance, World Saxophone Congress, British Saxophone Congress, United States Navy Band Saxophone Symposium and Festival of Women Composers. She has commissioned numerous compositions, including This Arc toward Justice by Andrea Clearfield, Happy Endings by Douglas McConnell, Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano by Jason Bahr and Sun Dance for Two Saxophone and Piano by Matthew Quayle. Levinsky’s CD recording Tipping Point: Music Saxophone and Other Voices (2009) explores the saxophone in a variety of chamber music settings.

In addition to her performance schedule Levinsky regularly presents clinics at state music education symposiums, including the MENC Eastern Region Conference, PMEA, NJMEA DMEA and the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. Her books include a new revised and updated edition of Rosemary Lang’s Beginning Altissimo Method (Ensemble Publications); a catalog of works written for organ and saxophone (co-authored with Susquehanna colleague Marcos Krieger) that provides a technical and analytical reference for performers (Lyceum Publications, 2013); and the saxophone chapters for woodwind method courses, entitled Teaching Woodwinds: A Guide for Students and Teachers (Mountain Peak Music). Levinsky’s former students are teaching in the public schools, private schools and colleges throughout the country; freelancing and teaching privately; and pursuing graduate and advanced degrees in saxophone performance, music therapy and music education.

Levinsky received her Doctorate in Music and Master of Music degrees and artist diploma from Northwestern University, and Bachelor of Music from Butler University. She is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda and Kappa Delta Pi honor fraternities and was selected inclusion in Marquis Who's Who in America. Levinsky has served as treasurer and secretary for the North American Saxophone Alliance and presently holds the position of NASA District VIII director. During the summer months, Levinsky serves as program director for the Snow Pond Music Festival and teaches at New England Music Camp in Sidney, Maine.

Levinsky plays exclusively on Selmer Paris saxophones and Vandoren mouthpieces, reeds and ligatures.

Courses:

  • MUED-345 Instrumental Methods & Practicum
  • MUED-400 Student Teaching
  • MUED-406 Org & Admin of Public School Music
  • MUED-500 Independent Study
  • MUSC-011 Woodwind Lesson
  • MUSC-012 Woodwind Lesson
  • MUSC-041 Woodwind Class I
  • MUSC-047 Woodwind Class II
  • MUSC-076 Chamber Music
  • MUSC-077 Training Ensemble
  • MUSC-078 Jazz Ensemble
  • MUSC-399 Pedagogy
  • MUSC-501 Independent Study
  • MUSC-504 Internship
  • MUSC-506 Independent Study in Music-Capstone
  • OFFP-ITALART The Arts of Italy
  • OFFR-ITALART The Arts of Italy
  • OFFS-ITALART The Arts of Italy

 



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