Favorite Moments of 2021

I am delighted to share some of our favorite moments from 2021. Everything we do at Levine is made possible thanks to generous support from members of our community. It is only with your help that we can reach our goals and aspirations.

As we approach the end of the calendar year, I hope you will consider a gift to Levine Music. Whether $25 or $250, all gifts make a tangible difference.

My best wishes to you and your family this holiday season.

With ongoing thanks,

Stanley Spracker
General Counsel

Favorite Moments of 2021

New President & CEO

We celebrated the arrival of Jeff Tribble as our President & CEO in July. Jeff has already become a part of the fabric of Levine with his door always open as he continues to engage with and get to know our diverse musical community.

Camp Levine Returned!

With a commitment to safety, fun, and outstanding instruction, the first program to welcome students back to campus this year was our award-winning Camp Levine. Levine’s terrific camp staff offered long awaited and much needed socialization and interaction with an engaging curriculum of music making and appreciation. Camp Levine was recognized in 2019, 2020, and 2021 by Washington City Paper’s annual “Best of D.C.” publication as one of the “Best Summer Camps in D.C.”, winning the title of #1 Summer Camp in 2021! 

Levine Guitar Students Premiere Piece by Famed Composer Carlos Rafael Rivera

Thanks to a grant from the Harry and Leah Gudelsky Foundation, guitar students performed a commissioned piece titled Aliento by Carlos Rivera, composer of the score of The Queen’s Gambit. The piece expresses not only the grief and uncertainty of the times, but also our universal hope for healing and resilience.

Cello Time with Henry Stubbs

Levine cello faculty member Henry Stubbs had a great time this fall visiting students at Malcolm X Elementary School among other schools presenting a cello petting zoo and show and tell. Students were able to touch, play, and hear the cello in action!

Debuting Levine’s International Orchestra

One of the happy outcomes of our virtual campus was the Levine International Orchestra accompanying Ruby Ahdoot, flute student of Kathleen Jacobi, and grand prize winner for the 2021 Cogen Concerto Competition. This one-of-a-kind virtual performance featured an orchestra comprised of Levine faculty, alumni, and musicians worldwide.

The Cogen Concerto Competition has been made possible through the generous support of the Marinus and Minna B. Koster Foundation, Inc.