Dr. Katherine M. Levy is an associate professor of music education at the State
University of New York at Fredonia. She holds Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in music
education from the University of Iowa and an undergraduate music education degree
from Northwestern University. Her school music teaching experience includes teaching
beginning, middle and high school instrumental music in Illinois and Wisconsin.
Dr. Levy taught early childhood music in western Maryland where she also founded
a New Horizons Band for elderly musicians. She directs music instruction and conducts
the New Horizons Band of Western New York, a band and music lesson program for
“chronologically gifted” adults (50 and over).
Dr. Levy’s research interests are rhythm reading and perception, community music,
and lifelong music learning. She has conducted several studies of elementary and
middle school musicians’ rhythm reading strategies. She is an active conductor
and clinician. Her professional affiliations include the National Association
for Music Education (MENC), New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA), the
College Music Society (CMS), and the Society for Research in Music Education