Laurdella Foulkes-Levy is associate professor of music, and teaches courses in music theory. She completed her Ph.D. in music theory at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she received the Thomas J. Clifton Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in music theory, as well as an Excellence in Teaching award. She holds degrees from the Westminster Choir College of Rider University (BM) and Northwestern University (MM). She earned a diploma from the Kodály Musical Training Institute, having completed a two-year program of study in the United States and at the Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute in Kecskemét, Hungary.
She has previously taught at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (Manitowoc Campus), the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee, the Kodály Center of America in Boston, and the State University of New York at Buffalo. Prior to her doctoral studies she was director of the Kodály Musical Training Institute at the Hartt School of the University of Hartford.
Dr. Foulkes-Levy is a member of the Organization of American Kodály Educators and is past president of that organization as well as the South Central Society for Music Theory. She is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, the College Music Society, and the Society for Music Theory, and the South Central Society for Music Theory. She is co-director of the Mississippi Early Music Ensemble.
Dr. Foulkes-Levy has published articles on musicianship pedagogy in the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy and her book, Journeys Through the Life and Music of Nancy Van de Vate, co-authored with Burt J. Levy, was published by Scarecrow Press in March 2005.E-mail: (email@example.com)