Meredith Levin, Senior Violin Recital

Meredith Levin, Senior Violin Recital

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Partita for Violin No. 2 in D minor (BWV 1004) by Johann Sebastian Bach
       IV. Gigue                                                                              
Meredith Levin, violin

“Intorno all’idol mio” from Orontea (1656) by  Marco Antonio Cesti

“Non so piu cosa son”by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
       from Le Nozze di Figaro (1786)                                     

Il mio bel foco att. Francesco Bartolomeo Conti
Sonntag by Johannes Brahms

Gretchen am Spinnrade by Franz Schubert
Meredith Levin, soprano
Sarah Johnson, piano

The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Meredith Levin, violin
Sarah Johnson, piano

“Meadowlark” from The Baker’s Wife (1989) by Stephen Schwartz

Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninoff
(1873 - 1943)
Meredith Levin, soprano and violin
Sarah Johnson, piano


Meredith Levin is a senior double majoring in English Literature with a Creating Writing concentration and Music, and minoring in Linguistics. They began studying viola at age seven, deciding to make the switch to violin around age eleven. They first joined their school choir in the third grade and began private voice lessons at age sixteen. As a vocalist Meredith has sung on stage at the Metropolitan Opera House and Jazz at Lincoln Center, and as a violinist they have performed with various orchestras, as well as pit orchestras for stage musicals, including a professional production of 35MM: A Musical Exhibition in which they doubled as the violist. Besides those two main instruments, Meredith regularly sings and plays guitar at their synagogue Friday night services, and in high school served as a songleader for the Southern Tropical Region of the North American Federation of Temple Youth. Additionally, Meredith was fortunate to learn to play sarangi and traditional music while in Nepal.

At Washington University, Meredith plays in the Symphony Orchestra and chamber groups, and often performs at voice masterclasses. They study violin with Amy Greenhalgh and voice with Tamara Campbell. Meredith has also been involved with the student theater group Cast n Crew, most recently serving as Musical Director for The Addams Family. Meredith also enjoys reading, writing, figure skating, and going on hikes. Meredith hopes eventually to go to graduate school for English or Music, while always keeping music a big part of their life.

Dr. Sarah Johnson, a native of St. Louis, is a dedicated teacher and performer. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of Central Missouri in piano pedagogy and performance, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Louisiana State University in performance and collaborative piano. Dr. Johnson’s primary focus for performance and research is twentieth century music, from French Impressionism to Tin Pan Alley and modern ragtime. Her doctoral dissertation focused on Dana Suesse, a female American composer from Tin Pan Alley and contemporary of Gershwin. In addition to performances of Shostakovich and Ravel with symphonies and orchestras in Missouri and Illinois, she performed George Gershwin’s Concerto in F with the Louisiana State University Symphony.

Dr. Johnson taught as a guest lecturer at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, and at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, and she maintains a thriving private piano studio where she teaches students of all ages and walks of life.