Sign up for your Fall Jury
Fall Jury Week is Monday, December 16 - Saturday, December 21.
Jury sign up is now available online. If you have any questions about how to sign up, please contact your teacher or department chair.
Music for the Holidays
This holiday season give your loved ones a music experience that they will never forget!
Holiday Lesson Packs of 4, 6 and 8 lessons
Giving an instrument as a gift this holiday season? Pair it with some introductory lessons. Want to try a new instrument? Try a Lesson Pack to get started.
Lessons are offered in 22 instruments and voice. Lessons are geared towards the specific goals, needs and aspirations of each student regardless of experience or age. More information.
Early Childhood and Elementary Music Winter Samplers
Shopping for a special gift for a niece, nephew or grandchild? Try a "Winter Sampler" Early Childhood and Elementary Music class.
Children ages 1 - 6 years and their families will enjoy our Early Childhood and Elementary Music classes. Carefully designed for each child's age group and developmental level, our classes inspire creative learning as students enjoy singing, moving and playing instruments. Learn more about Winter Sampler ECEM Classes.
Music Therapy 4, 6, or 8 Session Pack
Looking for a unique gift for a loved one with special needs? Contact us for a pack of 4, 6 or 8 Music Therapy Sessions.
Music Therapy uses music as a tool to help individuals - from children to seniors - transform and improve the quality of their lives, while addressing each individual's needs. Learn more about Music Therapy.
Levine Gift Certificates
Need a gift for the music lover that has everything?Try a Levine Gift Certificate.
Levine Gift Certificates are a great way to support the musician in your life. Gift certificate can be redeemed for any Levine lesson, class, ensemble or camp. Levine Gift Certificates.
5 Star Reviews for In the Heights
Act Two @ Levine presented In the Heights November 15-17, 2013 and received a 5 star review from DC Metro Theater Arts and a glowing review from Broadway World Washington DC.
‘In the Heights’ at Act Two @ Levine by Bev Fleisher
Those voices! That dancing! The acting! I was among the audience members who leapt to their feet for a hearty standing ovation to the cast and all of the behind-the scene-workers who obviously had put their all into making Act Two @ Levine’s scintillating production of The Tony Award-winning In the Heights an amazing experience. Read the full reivew.
BWW Reviews: You Must Take the A Train - Levine School Hits THE HEIGHTS by Jamie McGonnigal
Director Kevin Kuchar has done incredible work with encouraging these students towards embracing challenging roles while respecting their limitations. It's clear that as removed as these performers were from the people in Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes' Washington Heights, they were able to create a respectful and vibrant neighborhood. Read the full review.
Spots available in World of Music ECEM Classes
Hola! Nihao! We still have some openings in the Nihao! Let’s Sing and Dance class as well in the Cantemos y Bailemos classes this fall. A music class in a different language is a wonderful way to either reinforce another language or simply gain exposure to a whole new world!
Nihao! Let’s Sing and Dance (ages 3-5 without parents/caregiver)
Saturdays, 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM, NW DC Campus
Cantemos y Bailemos I (ages 1-2 with parent/caregiver)
Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:15 AM, NW DC Campus
Cantemos y Bailemos I & II (ages 1-3 with parent/caregiver)
Saturdays, 9:15 - 10:00 AM, NW DC Campus
Cantemos y Bailemos II (ages 2-3 with parent/caregiver)
Thursdays, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM, NW DC Campus
Cantemos y Bailemos III (ages 3-4 without parent/caregiver)
Saturdays, 10:00 - 10:45 AM, NW DC Campus
Cantemos y Bailemos IV & V (ages 4-6 without parent/caregiver)
Saturdays, 10:45 - 11:30 AM, NW DC Campus
Donate to Levine through United Way
For those of you who make your charitable gifts through the United Way, make a gift to Levine! Our UWNCA number is 8611.
Your contribution supports Levine’s scholarship program, including our campus in Southeast DC, where children are able to create, explore, and find inspiration through music. This year, with your help, 650 children will receive free or subsidized Levine, at a cost to us of $500,000. For most of these children, music education would otherwise be beyond their reach. We are counting on you!
2013-14 Honors Students
The following students have been selected to participate in the 2013-2014 Honors Program. Many congratulations to these students and their teachers!
Theodros Alemu, Electric Guitar - Student of Gary Prince
Michelle Armstrong-Spielberg, Guitar - Student of Doug Rogers
Robert Belson, Guitar - Student of Franco Platino
Cassandra Branson, Piano - Student of Artur Aksenov
Avery Branton, Guitar - Student of Mia Pomerantz
Vera Chaudhry, Guitar - Student of Doug Rogers
Fiona Cunninghame-Murray, Violin - Student of Elizabeth Kim
Ayiana Davis, Piano - Student of Jeffrey Chappell
Vinson Do, Piano - Student of Wen-Yin Chan
Erica Ferguson, Voice - Student of Jennifer Suess
Zoe Fong, Violin - Student of Jorge Orozco
Michele Franchetti Pardo, Clarinet - Student of Ken Caputo
Avery Gagliano, Piano - Student of Marina Alekseyeva
Victoria Graf, Piano - Student of Darya Gabay
Patrick Hagan, Drums - Student of Andrew Hare
John Janezich, Piano - Student of Grace McFarlane
Peri Leighty, Violin - Student of Alexandra Mikhlin
Adele Lezec, Violin - Student of Jorge Orozco
Brian Lottermann, Electric Bass - Student of Christopher Brown
Madeline Lui, Piano - Student of Sayaka Jordan
John McFarlane, Flute - Student of Karen Johnson and Anne Smith
Evangelina Meyer, Piano - Student of Hyeweon Gessner
Nathan Oh, Piano - Student of Hyeweon Gessner
Zachary Page, Piano - Student of Melinda Baird
Cao Linh Pham, Piano - Student of Soyoon Yim
Jackson Pope, Violin - Student of Susan Katsarelis
Sam Safadi, Violin - Student of Jorge Orozco
Danielle Schwartz, Piano - Student of Mikhail Volchok
Jessica Schwartz, Piano - Student of Mikhail Volchok
Nicole Schwartz, Piano - Student of Irena Orlov
Sabrina Shuster, Violin - Student of Laura Cahn
Cinnamon Sipper, Piano - Student of Sayaka Jordan
Matthew Sipper, Piano - Student of Efi Hackmey
Matthew Stalzer, Flute - Student of Rebecca Collaros
John Stricklett, Piano - Student of Mikhail Volchok
Fujia Sun, Piano - Student of Wen-Yin Chan
Keiju Takehara, Piano - Student of Pamela Sverjensky
Yukino Takehara, Violin - Student of Ricardo Cyncynates
Annie Tang, Piano - Student of Irena Orlov
Jennifer Wang, Piano - Student of Anna Ouspenskaya
Nicolas Woolls, Clarinet - Student of Ken Caputo
Andrew Wu, Piano - Student of Irena Orlov
Jiade Daniel Zeng, Piano - Student of Efi Hackmey
The Honors Program at Levine is a merit-based program designed to enrich the musical development of Levine’s exceptionally gifted students by providing opportunities for them to enhance their musical education, gain inspiration through association with a community of like-minded students, and represent Levine as ambassadors of excellence.
Exciting Upcoming Season for Act Two @ Levine
We are pleased to announce Act Two @ Levine's 2013-14 Mainstage Production...
In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood - a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It's a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.
We are excited to welcome and announce Act Two @ Levine's new Choreographer in Residence, CityDance! Students participating in our production of In the Heights will have the opportunity to work with Zac Norton.
Auditions: Open to Middle and High School students.
Thursday, September 12, 6:30-9:00 PM at the Maryland Campus
More details and online audition sign up
Performances: November 15 -17 at Georgetown Prep's Figge Theatre
There's still time to apply for the First Act and Pre-Professional Programs
First Act (Middle School Students)
First Act, the newest Act Two @ Levine program, is designed to provide musical theatre students the building blocks of what they will need in the theatre world. Students will stage two black box productions – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Little Shop of Horrors – in Montgomery County theatres.
Auditions: Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 7:00-9:00 PM
More information and apply to audition.
Pre-Professional Program (High School Students)
The Pre-Professional Program is a full-year, comprehensive training program that will stage three black box productions: Parade, Urinetown and Spamalot. This year, performances will take place at The Kogod Cradle at Arena Stage, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, and THEARC.
Auditions: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 6:30-9:00 PM
More information and apply to audition.
Upcoming Music Theory Placement Tests
The study of music theory provides the foundation for a deep understanding of music as a language, creating a knowledgeable and discerning audience of music lovers who attend concerts, create, listen, play and study music over a lifetime. At Levine, Music Theory courses are not strictly college level studies; the sooner students begin to acquire these essential skills the better they will be able to understand and appreciate more fully the music they are learning.
Basic theory courses are open to students ages 10 and older. Slightly younger students may be accepted into the program based upon their teacher’s recommendation and by approval of the Department Chair. Placement in specific classes beyond Level 1 will be determined by the completion of the theory placement test.
For more information, contact the Theory Department Chair, Sis McKay at (202) 686-8000 x1109 or
Upcoming Theory Placement Tests
Thursday, August 29 - 10:00 AM, MD Campus - Room 211, Standard Test
Tuesday, September 3 - 6:00 PM, VA Campus - Room 130D, Standard Test
Saturday, September 7 - 9:30 AM, MD Campus - Room 211, Standard Test
Saturday, September 7 - 10:00 AM, NW DC Campus - Library, Standard & AP Test
Sign up online
String Camp and Strings Plus
We still have a few spots available for String Camp and Strings Plus taking place in August.
Join us for a week filled with musical discoveries! Levine's String Camp and Strings Plus is a great opportunity for violinists, violists, cellists and pianists (Strings Plus only) to make music in a fun environment. The curriculum is designed to broaden a student's musical experience and reinforce individual development. Campers have the opportunity to work with some of the area's leading professional musicians. All participants perform in a closing concert on Friday afternoon.
Download the brochure
String Camp (ages 8 -13)
Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9, 2013
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
NW DC Campus
Daily activities include: Chamber Music coachings, master classes, string orchestra, theory, recitals and special events. Learn more.
Strings Plus (ages 12 -18)
Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16, 2013
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
NW DC Campus
Daily activities include: chamber music coachings, chamber ensemble practice periods, sight-reading and stretching for musicians. This year's Artists-in-Residence will be Claudia Chudacoff and Eric deWaardt. This dynamic duo will present two recitals and a master class during the camp week. Learn more.
Next to Normal Reviews
"Extraordinary Young Talent on Display in Act Two @ Levine's Next to Normal" by DC Broadway World
There's no shortage of theatrical educational activities in Washington, DC - particularly for teenagers. Among those are Studio Theatre, Signature Theatre, and Theatre Lab. Certainly, all of them have something to offer to students of all talent and experience levels - a sense of community, the prospect of honing a craft, and building friendships with other kids who share the same passions. Yet, in the past week I've been introduced to a program that clearly offers all these things, and - dare I say it - something even a little more unique at the Levine School of Music. Read the full review.
Five stars from DCMetroTheaterArts
When approaching an issue as sensitive and pervasive as mental illness, even the most seasoned performers can underplay the massive implications of a disorder or dramatize it to the point where it reads as an offensive caricature. However, the players of Act Two @ Levine superseded their reputation as a “Pre-Professional Program” in their moving and technically complex production of Next to Normal. Read the full review.