Pew Fellowship Awarded to Swarthmore Composer

Gerald Levinson rehearsing on the Philadelphia Orchestra's pipe organ
Gerald Levinson rehearsing on the Philadelphia Orchestra's pipe organ, dedicated with one of his compositions in 2006

Jane Lang Professor of Music Gerald Levinson is one of just 12 Philadelphia-area artists to receive a 2007 Pew Fellowship in the Arts. A member of Swarthmore's faculty since 1977, his vocal, chamber, and orchestral works have been widely performed in the U.S., France, and England, and in 1990 he received the Music Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Listen to an excerpt from Levinson's composition "Toward Light," performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra.