About Dr. Andrew Levin, retiring CUSO Conductor
Dr. Andrew Levin is an Associate Professor of Music in the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University. He conducts the Symphony Orchestra, coaches the String Quartet, and teaches Music Theory.
Dr. Andrew Levin is active as a conductor, violist, pianist, composer and clinician. He has led the Clemson University Symphony Orchestra since his hire in 1993. Dr. Levin has conducted professional, college, youth, high school and middle school honors orchestras as well as musical theatre and opera in South and North Carolina, California, Texas, Nebraska, Indiana, Tennessee, Ohio, and Iowa. He is also a freelance violist who subs in regional orchestras, plays chamber music, and contracts and plays music for weddings and other special events. For a while he also performed as a fiddler in a contradance group across the southeast.
He has presented at national conferences of the College Orchestra Directors Association, the Conductors Guild, and the American String Teachers Association. His compositions, arrangements and fiddle tunes have been performed across the country and abroad and have been recorded by professional chamber ensembles and leading traditional musicians. In 2012 he released his own CD, "Uncommon Waltzes: A Handful of Tunes" and his music has been published by Lynne Latham Music of LudwigMasters Publications and is self-published. He also published the chapter "Music in the Life and World of Thomas Green Clemson" in the 2009 biography of Thomas Green Clemson as well as an edition of the late 18th century Viola Concerto in E-flat Major by Joseph Schubert by A-R Editions.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from California State University, Los Angeles, his Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting and Piano Performance from Rice University in Houston, TX, and his Doctor of Arts degree in Orchestral Conducting from Ball State University in Muncie, IN.