Location: California, USA
Nationally recognized for her excellence in choral conducting, Dr. Iris S. Levine is founder and artistic director of Vox Femina Los Angeles, L.A.’s premiere women’s chorus. Through her extensive experience with women’s choral literature, and innovative concert programming, Dr. Levine has charted Vox Femina on an impressive 17-year journey, building its prominence in the choral community by way of numerous appearances at ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) conventions, and over 100 appearances throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada.
Dr. Levine earned her Doctorate in Choral Music from the University of Southern California under the tutelage of Rod Eichenberger and James Vail, and she holds a Masters degree in Choral Conducting from Temple University in Philadelphia, where she studied with Alan Harler. Dr. Levine is Department Chair and Professor of Music at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. Now in her 25th year at Cal Poly, Dr. Levine conducts the Kellogg Chamber Singers, teaches Beginning Conducting, Choral Conducting, Choral Arranging and Music Education curriculum. Dr. Levine is the choir director at Stephen S. Wise Temple, where her choral arrangements are often performed. She is also National Chair of the ACDA Repertoire and Standards Committee for Women’s Choirs.
Dr. Levine authored the chapter on “Working with the Women’s Community Choir” in the 2012 GIA publication: Conducting Women’s Choirs: Strategies for Success. Dr. Levine is the editor for the Iris S. Levine Treble Choral Series with Pavane Publishing and is highly sought as guest clinician and adjudicator for choral festivals throughout the country.