ArtivateWe are thrilled to welcome Artivate, Inc. into the Levine Music family!

Based in Silver Spring, MD, Artivate’s Board of Directors recently decided the best way to preserve and extend their legacy and impact was to allow the organization’s full programming and operations to be acquired by Levine Music. This decision by Artivate’s Board comes after a challenging recovery following the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. By joining Levine Music, with our continued community partnerships emphasis, Artivate’s impact will be preserved for generations to come.

Artivate represents an artist roster that features a wide range of artistic disciplines and cultural traditions, connecting them with presenting organizations across DC, Maryland, and northern Virginia for high-quality and interactive arts experiences. Similarly, Levine’s exceptional faculty offer a broad and well-rounded musical curriculum for students of all ages, abilities, and interests at our six campus locations across the region as well as off site, through local school and community center partnerships. This transition underscores Levine’s core pillars of education, performance, and community and opens a new chapter for community arts in the DC area.

“We are excited to welcome Artivate’s artists and presenters to our Levine Music family,” says Levine President and CEO Jeffery Tribble, Jr. “Working together, we know we will continue to bring enriching and engaging artistic experiences directly to community members across our region.”

“This is an important next step for the arts in our community,” remarks Artivate Board President Gregory Bruch. “We thank all the Artivate staff, supporters, presenters, and artists for helping to build such a terrific legacy. We also thank the full Levine community for ensuring this impact extends to future generations.”

For more information on upcoming engagements and bookings with Artivate artists, please contact

About Artivate

Artivate was established in 1995 as Class Acts Arts, the educational outreach arm of the Institute of Musical Traditions, a Maryland non-profit focused on presenting concerts which preserve and promote American and international folk traditions. Founded by community arts activist Busy Graham, Class Acts Arts eventually became Artivate and expanded its reach across the greater Washington, DC area, providing programs for libraries, community organizations, local theaters, town festivals, and correctional facilities, as well as schools. 

About Levine Music

Levine Music is the Washington, DC region’s preeminent center for music education, serving some 3,500 students per week across six campuses in the District, Maryland, and Virginia as well as a virtual campus. It is a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening to, and participating with others in music. With a distinguished faculty, Levine offers a broad and well-rounded curriculum that provides a strong musical foundation for students of different ages, abilities, and interests. Levine strives to make its educational programs available to everyone. Hundreds of students receive substantial scholarship assistance; many hundreds more receive free instruction through community engagement programs. Levine is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education.