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The New England Conservatory of Music, M.A., Jazz Studies, 1992.
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, B.A., International Relations & Music, 1988. Dean's List.

Teaching Experience

The New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA.
   Jazz Instructor, 1992-1995. Taught jazz improvisation in preparatory division and
   advised college bound students on music programs and careers.
   Teaching Assistant, 1991-1992. Graded exams, advised and tutored first-year and
   foreign students.

Private Instructor, 1985-present.
   Teach improvisation, guitar, and life skills to children, teenagers, and adults.

Loyola College, Baltimore, Instructor of Music, 1997-present

Professional Experience

Recording Artist, Brownstone Recordings and Whirlybird Records, 1994-present.
   Released four nationally-aired compact discs of original compositions, Singularity
   and Afterimage, and East RiverView.

Freelance Musician, 1988-present

Major Performances of Original Compositions with the Rob Levit Group

Montreal International Jazz Festival, July 1998
Texaco New York Jazz Festival, June 1998
Ottawa Jazz Festival, Canada, July 1997
Blues Alley, Washington, DC, February 1997 and November 1997
The Knitting Factory, NYC, April 1997
Jazz Composers Forum/Smalls, NYC, April 1997
First Night, Annapolis, MD, December 1996 and 1998
The Boston Globe Jazz Festival (Opening for Arturo Sandoval), Boston, June 1995
The Regatta Bar, Boston, August 1995

Additional Performances and Collaborations: John Purcell, George Schuller, John D'earth, John McNeil, Chris Cheek, Jimmy Giuffre, Chris Bacas, Mike Smith, George Garzone, and Lisa Thorson

1998 Julius Hemphill/Jazz Composers Alliance Composition Award
1998 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award For Artistic Excellence
1997 and 1998 ASCAP Special Award Recipient
Nominee, Best Jazz Artist 1995, Boston Phoenix Magazine
Guest Artist, U.S. Naval Academy Band Performance, March 1997
Artist-in-Residence, The University Of Virginia, February 1996
Artist-in-Residence, The Collegiate School, Richmond, VA, February 1996
Full Scholarship Recipient, Schweitzer Institute of Music (Gunther Schuller), Sandpoint, ID, and Jazz in July, Amherst, MA, Summer 1994
National airplay and recognition for three compact discs
Composition Law chosen by Massachusetts Governor's Alliance Against Drugs for state-wide public service announcement