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 (SRME).