A native of Western Massachusetts, Dr. Gail B. Levinsky is Associate Professor of Music at Susquehanna University, where her responsibilities include teaching applied studies in saxophone, chamber music, instrumental pedagogy, and woodwind methods. As a solo performer, her presentations include performances at the North American Saxophone Alliance, World Saxophone Congress, British Saxophone Congress, United States Navy Band Saxophone Symposium, and Festival of Women Composers. She has commissioned numerous compositions, including works by Matthew Quayle, Andrea Clearfield, Douglas McConnell, William Horne, and Jason Bahr. Dr. Levinsky’s CD recording Tipping Point: Music Saxophone & Other Voices (2009) explores the saxophone in a variety of chamber music settings.
In addition to her performance schedule Dr. Levinsky regularly presents clinics at state music education symposiums, including the MENC Eastern Region Conference, PMEA, NJMEA DMEA, and the Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic. Her publications are varied and consist of an updated edition of Rosemary Lang’s “Beginning Altissimo Method” (Ensemble Publications); a catalog of works written for organ & saxophone that provides a technical and analytical reference for performers (Lyceum Publications, 2013); and the saxophone chapters for newly published woodwind method text, entitled Teaching Woodwinds: A Guide for Students and Teachers (Mountain Peak Music, 2015).
Dr. Levinsky received her Doctor of Music, Artist Diploma, and Master of Music from Northwestern University, and Bachelor of Music from Butler University. She is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, Kappa Delta Pi honor fraternities, and selected inclusion in Who's Who in America. She has served as Treasurer and Secretary for the North American Saxophone Alliance, and presently holds the position of NASA District VIII director. During the summer months, Dr. Levinsky serves as Program Director for the Snow Pond Music Festival, and on the faculty of New England Music Camp in Sidney, Maine. For more on Gail Levinsky visit her website: gailblevinsky.com