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Elliot Z. Levine

Elliot Z. LevineELLIOT Z. LEVINE (1948 – ) has been the baritone for the Western Wind Vocal Ensemble since its inception in 1969. He has appeared as a soloist with such groups as Musica Sacra, the Rome Opera, La Fenice, the Mannes Camerata, Music at Ascension, the Ensemble for Early Music and the Folger Consort.

Mr. Levine received his master’s in music from the Manhattan School of Music and his bachelor’s from Queens College. He has studied conducting with Robert Hickok and composition with Robert Starer. He also has studied at the Orff School in Salzburg, Austria, and the Deller Academy in Avignon, France. He has been awarded five Meet-the-Composer grants.

For 25 years Mr. Levine has been a conductor and coach at Western Wind workshops at Dartmouth and Smith colleges, at the University of Massachusetts and at American Choral Directors Association conferences around the country. He has been composer-in-residence at the Church of St. Thomas More in New York City and the schools of Delmar, N.Y. He is the cantorial soloist at Temple Emanuel in Great Neck, N.Y.


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