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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

Personal Web Page

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

Levinsky has performed within the United States, Canada and Europe. Recent performances have included presentations at the North American Saxophone Alliance, World Saxophone Congress, British Saxophone Congress, United States Navy Band Saxophone Symposium, Festival of Women Composers, Southeast Composers League and the Indiana State Contemporary Music Festival. As a solo performer, she is an active in commissioning and premiering new works for saxophone including, Tipping Point by Jason Bahr; Sundance by Matthew Quayle; Call and Response for Saxophone and Piano by James Aikman; Barcarolle for Saxophone and Live Electronics by Patrick Long; Langston's Lot for Alto Saxophone, Tenor Voice, and Piano by Douglas McConnell; Around the Clock for Alto Saxophone and Electronic Tape by Michael Kallstrom; and Nebulae for Alto Saxophone and Organ by Frank Ferko. The release of her latest CD recording, Tipping Point: Music Saxophone & Other Voices (2009) features the compositions of Bahr, Engebretson, Hayden, Quayle and Burnette.

In addition to her performance schedule she regularly presents clinics at state music education symposiums, including the MENC Eastern Region Conference, PMEA, NJMEA DMEA, and at the 2007 Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic. Levinsky received her Bachelor of Music Education from Butler University, and the Master of Music and Doctorate in Music degrees from Northwestern University where she studied with Frederick L. Hemke. Her dissertation, titled “An Analysis and Comparison of Early Saxophone Methods Published Between 1846-1946,” explores the first hundred years of published methods for teaching the saxophone. In 2009, Levinsky published a new edition of Rosemary Lang’s “Beginning Altissimo Method” (Ensemble Publications).

She is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, Kappa Delta Pi honor fraternities, and held elected offices with the North American Saxophone Alliance, with which she presently serves as its Region VIII director. She is a clinician/artist for The Conn-Selmer Company, and during the summer months teaches at New England Music Camp in Sidney, Maine.


  • 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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