Now, let’s hear from some of our students about their own creative processes - and see their reactions to a musical mix-up with Brahms’ Piano Trio No. 1, Opus 8! 😂
Watch the full performance on our website! 🎻🎹 https://www.levinemusic.org/lp-drawing-board/
In our first sneak peek video from Levine Presents: Back to the Drawing Board, you heard from some of the featured performers about how they view Brahms’ evolution as an artist. 🎶💫
The event was conceptualized by faculty member Dr. Melinda Baird and features performances from Melinda, Caroline Castleton, Seth Castleton, Shaundra Culatta, Erin Durham, and Vasily Popov. 🎶🎹
Check out our sneak peek video of some of our performers discussing Johannes Brahms’ process and his importance as one of the great Romantic composers, and watch the full performance on our website! 📽️ https://www.levinemusic.org/lp-drawing-board/
Our most recent concert in the Levine Presents series, Back to the Drawing Board, explored the process of composition and how artists revisit their ideas and works. 🎼🎻
Scientists have studied how we can use music to support therapy, sleep, and focus and how musicians evoke emotions through their work. 💡🎶
Learn more about the scientifically-proven power of music on our latest blog: https://loom.ly/HjTwoto
We all know that music can move us, but did you know that music affects our grey matter, too? 🧠
Aleks brings 12 years of teaching experience and a long history of performances, including gigs at premier jazz clubs like The Nash and Ravenscroft and legendary venues like The Kennedy Center. 🎶
Aleks strives to cultivate curiosity in his students that carries beyond the classroom. When Aleks isn't teaching, you can find him hiking ⛰️ or indulging in his favorite snack, Ruffles Cheddar and Sour Cream chips!
Get to know more about Aleks: https://loom.ly/9E3ou1U
We're thrilled to welcome Aleks Izotov to our jazz piano faculty! 🎹
Want to sing some swing... and jazz, bossa nova, R&B, blues, and more? 🎶 Now is your chance! ✨ Join Alison Crockett Artist Page and the New Generation Jazz Youth Chorus beginning October 25 to learn about jazz singing, culture, and history. 📚
Sign up today! https://loom.ly/MDOhX0E
Calling all young singers ages 8-12! 🎼🎤
⛰️October 21 Guided Listening: Join JoAnna Cochenet - Conductor on a musical journey as she explores the works of Virgil Thomson and Aaron Copland in the context of their lives, performance practices, and historical landscape. (Virtual)
👨🏫 October 22 Master Class: Watch Levine faculty member Dr. Seth Castleton as he provides guidance and technical suggestions to four cellists. (In-person)
RSVP today! https://loom.ly/xpqNmeg
This week at Levine, get transported to the Wild West 🌵 during our Guided Listening event and attend a cello 🎵 Master Class!
Susan has performed in renowned venues, including D.C.'s own The Kennedy Center, and with the acclaimed New York Philharmonic and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. 🎵🌏
When not playing cello, Susan loves practicing yoga 🧘♀️, playing tennis 🎾, and spending time with her fur baby. 💜
Learn more about Susan 👉 https://loom.ly/lx984t
Join us in welcoming Dr. Susan Yun to our cello faculty! 👋
This year’s theme is “American Landscape: Wonders of the Wild West.” Join us as we head out West, musically, to focus on works from the across the last century that represent a variety of perspectives on the American West. In each session, we’ll delve into the stories, histories, and scenery that play into these pieces while bringing in parallel examples from across the repertory.
Learn more and RSVP https://loom.ly/FGIzqfo
Explore well-known works and discover new treasures of the musical repertory in our Guided Listening sessions with JoAnna Cochenet - Conductor.
The Arts Institute for Creative Advancement (AICA) engages young adults ages 18-24 who have encountered obstacles to a high-wage career path and prepares them to become technicians in the high-demand field of theatre production (lighting and audio engineering for the stage, set construction, stage management, and more). Students are paid for every hour that they learn and work, and they will apprentice in professional theatres across the DC area.
As a member of the DC Arts Education Alliance, Levine is a proud partner of AICA. Through shared resources, synergistic programming, and a collective commitment to equity and inclusion, AICA will leverage the collective and creative power of leading arts education institutions in the District of Columbia.
Learn more at https://loom.ly/lSx0EJ8
Apply to the Arts Institute for Creative Advancement!
This week @ Levine, join us for Lilienstein @ Levine: First the Music, then the Dance! Kickstarting this 8-part series, Saul Lilienstein explores how the inspiration of music has fueled the reimagining of modern dance.
Camilo is a composer, pianist and conductor based in Austin, Texas. Inspired by mental life, bodily energy, storytelling and societal dilemmas, they are fascinated by the ways that sound can represent these to create thought-provoking and compassionate sensory experiences.
At Levine, Camilo studied composition with Sis McKay and received a Jack Kent Cooke Fellowship. Camilo holds degrees in composition and philosophy from the University of Southern California and is currently a Recruitment Fellow of The University of Texas at Austin - Butler School of Music.
Congratulations to Levine alum Camilo Gonzalez-Sol who was recently awarded the ASCAP Foundation 2022 Morton Gould Young Composer Award Honorable Mention!
With Ceylon, you'll learn how to find your musical voice and experience the ways music connects us to ourselves and each other. 💛 His ultimate goal is empowering and encouraging students to make music alive and applicable to their lives.
Learn more about Ceylon 👉 https://loom.ly/uq83yBQ
We're excited to welcome Dr. Ceylon Mitchell, Flutist to our flute faculty! 🎉 In addition to being a seasoned music educator, he's also a Strathmore Arts AIR Alum and recently completed his Doctor of Musical Arts from University of Maryland! 🎶
Levine Entertains provides the area’s finest musicians and a program tailored to your special occasion. Levine faculty musicians – in styles ranging from classical to contemporary – are available for all types of events, including holidays parties, family celebrations, and corporate events.
Planning a holiday party? Let Levine’s outstanding musicians help create a memorable event.
Did you know that a third of students at Levine are adult learners? In our latest Coming Home spotlight, Levine Music Theatre's David Jones opens up about rejoining music, discovering the Levine community, and the friends turned family he met along the way.
Join us in welcoming Dr. Avner Mordechai Finberg to our strings faculty! Dr. Avner is a seasoned composer and violinist, eager to instruct students on the importance of loving not only music, but the process of learning itself.
Choir director and educator Alison Crockett will be leading not only the Capital City Voices but our latest course offering - a youth jazz choir for ages 8 - 12! Experience jazz singing, culture, and the history that surrounds it: