Music Faculty

Ross Levinson
Associate Professor of Music in Commercial Music and Music Technology

Ross Levinson

Ross Levinson grew up in Brooklyn, NY acting, acting out, playing violin and football. He began studying piano at age 5 and switched to violin at age 8. He studied at the prestigious Third Street Music School Settlement in NYC before moving on to study with Toby Appel, Peter Marsh and others.

While living in New York City, Mr. Levinson’s music was featured in American Place Theater, Town Hall and La Mama among others and his dance scores have been performed around the world. He recorded and performed with a wide variety of artists including Tom Waits, Harry Belafonte, Joan Jett and his own band Plan B.

Since moving west to Los Angeles, Mr. Levinson has scored the television series Midnight Caller and Reasonable Doubts and was nominated for an Emmy for the television series Falcone. Levinso scored the award winning film Three of Hearts and the groundbreaking feature Dot Com For Murder. He has scored numerous commercials and documentaries including the Academy Award nominated Isaac In America and the Peabody Award winning documentary, Black Sky.

Ross Levison’s violin playing has been heard on major feature films including Terminator and Fright Night. More recently, he can be heard playing and whistling on Deborah Holland’s new CD, Bad Girl Once and producing and arranging Steve Casper’s new CDs, Cowboy Angst and I Used To Be The King of the World.

Ross Levinson holds a Master of Music in Commercial Music from California State University, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts in Music: Violin Performance from SUNY Binghamton.