John Levey is Assistant Professor of Music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches composition and coordinates the program in music theory. Prior to his appointment at IUP, he served as Director of Music at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
Levey completed a Ph.D. in Composition and Music Theory (2009) as Rackham Regents Fellow at the University of Michigan. His principal instructors were Andrew Mead and Bright Sheng. He also holds a M.M. in Composition (2006) from the University of Michigan and B.M. in Composition (2004) from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
Recent performances of Levey's compositions have taken place at St. John's Church in Boston, Harvard University, Boston College, the Chelsea Art Museum in New York, the Music07 Festival, and the Aspen Music Festival. His research interests include art music of the 20th and 21st centuries, particularly serial and post-serial music.
In his spare time, Levey enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and mountaineering. He lives in Indiana, PA with his wife, Emily.