John Levey Photo John Levey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor


Phone: 724-357-2755

Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Theory I-IV
Analytical Techniques

John Levey is Assistant Professor of Music Theory. He oversees the undergraduate theory curriculum and teaches a graduate course in analysis.

Dr. Levey completed a Ph.D. in Composition and Music Theory as a Regents Fellow at the University of Michigan. He also holds a M.M. in Composition from the University of Michigan and a B.M. in Composition from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Prior to his appointment at IUP, he served as Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, where he directed programs in music and interdisciplinary arts.

Dr. Levey's research focuses on art music of the twentieth and twenty-first 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 Dr. Levey's compositions have taken place at the Music07 Festival in Cincinnati, Harvard University, Boston College, and the Chelsea Art Museum in New York.

In his spare time, Dr. Levey enjoys running, hiking, biking, and mountaineering. He is a bit of a car nut and is fascinated by space exploration and rocket propulsion.