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Lawrence Leviton

Lawrence Leviton

Professor of Cello

NFAC 323




  • 1976: B.S. Degree in Psychology - The University of Illinois
  • 1984: B.M. Degree in Music - The University of Minnesota
  • 1985: M.M. Degree in Music - Northwestern University
  • 1998: D.M.A. Degree in Music - The University of Wisconsin Madison

Courses Taught

  • Cello
  • String Pedagogy
  • Music in Film
  • Class Piano
  • Music Appreciation
  • Chamber Music


Originally from Chicago, Dr. Leviton has been active as a clinician and performer throughout the country. He has been a frequent performer on Wisconsin Public Radio. He has appeared with the orchestras of the Aspen Music Festival, the Joffrey Ballet, and served as co-principal cello in the Chicago Chamber Orchestra.

Dr. Leviton is one of the Regional Directors for the Wisconsin Cello Society. His affiliations include the American String Teachers Association and the American Suzuki Association. He was nominated for membership in Pi Kappa Lambda, the national music honorary society, at both the University of Minnesota and Northwestern University.

Dr. Leviton's students have won numerous awards both in Wisconsin and nationally. His students have won concerto competitions and performed with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra, the Fox Valley Youth Symphony, and the Green Bay Youth Symphony. His students are consistently chosen for state honors orchestras and have served as section leaders in these ensembles. Former students of Dr. Leviton's have gone on to study cello performance in undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Michigan, the University of Minnesota, the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Rice University, Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard school among others.

In recent years, Dr. Leviton has spoken throughout the country on the subject of film music. He has presented papers and participated in conferences in New York, Dallas, Albuquerque, Los Angeles and Madison. He has received several grants to further his study of film music and wrote his Dissertation on the Cello Concerto of noted film composer, Erich Wolfgang Korngold. He has been teaching the course, Music in Film at UWSP for the past 15 years. It is one of the first courses of its kind in Wisconsin.​​​

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