Adjunct Professor, Viola
Director of Orchestras
Music Building 220
B.S., Ball State University
M.M., University of Cincinnati
D.M.A., Rutgers University
Dr. Levin is an Adjunct Professor of Viola, and Conductor of the TCNJ Orchestra. He currently teaches:
- MUS 142: College Orchestra (Music Majors)
- MUS 182: College Orchestra (Non-Music Majors)
- MUS 218: Intermediate Private Viola
- MUS 318: Advanced Private Viola
- MUS 418: Advanced Private Viola
Harold Levin has led a varied career as conductor, violist, teacher, and composer. He joined the faculty of The College of New Jersey in the fall of 2014 as Conductor of TCNJ Orchestra and Instructor of Viola. Dr. Levin has directed orchestras and taught viola at Western Illinois, Bucknell, West Virginia, and Marywood Universities, and at the University of Memphis. A dedicated teacher of young musicians, he has been Music Director of youth orchestras in Indiana, Nebraska, New Jersey, and Florida. His former students hold public school, college, and orchestra positions across the country.
As a violist, Dr. Levin’s career began with the Louisville Orchestra and includes the orchestras of Cincinnati, Omaha, Memphis, Long Island, Orlando, and Jacksonville.
He is the former Principal Violist of the Princeton Symphony and currently holds that same position with the Orchestra of Northern New York. During the summer months he has appeared at music festivals in Colorado, New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and California. He currently teaches, performs, and conducts at the Blue Mountain Festival in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and the Crane Youth Music Camp at the State University of New York at Potsdam.
Dr. Levin is a commissioned, published, and recorded composer, whose music is represented by Jomar Press. Recent premieres include “This Place,” a setting of a 12th Century text for Medium Voice, Oboe, and Viola, and “Silver Overture,” by the Orchestra of Northern New York. In addition to his own compositional activities, Dr. Levin has commissioned and premiered many works for solo viola, chamber ensembles, and orchestra.
Harold Levin studied viola with Robert Slaughter, Raymond Stilwell, Donald McInnes, and Michael Tree. His composition teachers include Ernesto Pellegrini, Joel Hoffman, and Charles Wuorinen.