Sharon Gail Levy has been a Professor of Music Theory and of Piano Literature at the Peabody Conservatory of Music since 1996 and a Professor of Piano Literature at the Juilliard School of Music since 2004. Levy has also taught Musicology at the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus, has offered poetry electives within the Humanities division of the Peabody Conservatory, and has taught piano and theory in the Peabody Preparatory Division.
She received a PhD in music history and theory from the University of Chicago and a DMA in piano performance from the Peabody Conservatory. She also has a bachelor’s degree in music with a minor in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in piano from the Rubin Conservatory of the University of Tel Aviv.
Current interests include bridging the gap between the worlds of performance and analysis, and finding ways to use words not to obscure, but to heighten musical understanding for analysts, performers, and music lovers alike. She has also recently learned to chant Torah, and is enjoying the challenge of this new form of verbal and musical integration.