Adam B. Levowitz has been a conductor and composer for over 30 years. His musical Galactic Cigarettes Presents: It’s Your World, which had an industry reading last October, included Broadway veterans Robert Cuccioli, Kerry Butler and Ryan Silverman. Other musicals in progress include Father Grigory, Lady Bird, Buddy Drew and others.
Mr Levowitz’s children’s musical Rip Van Winkle, for which he wrote book, music, and lyrics, received it’s world premiere at The American Stage Festival, an equity theater located 75 miles north of Boston to a combined audience of over 2000. His children’s opera , The Three Princes was seen by nearly 3000 elementary school students in Texas featuring members of the Houston Grand Opera. Both shows are in preproduction for off-Broadway theaters next year.
He is proud to be the composer and lyricist of the official song of the Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, DC. The Home of Warrior Care was premiered at the celebration of the 100 year anniversary of that institution where Mr. Levowitz, who was a private in the United States Army at the time, was publically honored by the Secretary of Defense and the Surgeon General of the United States.
His work for the military continued with compositions for The United States Army Band, Pershing’s Own, where Mr Levowitz conducted his works composed for that ensemble on the steps of the US Capital. He then went on to join the 257th Army Band and was the chief composer for that ensemble writing over a dozen pieces.
He served as the composer in residence and guest conductor for the Katy Wind Symphony and was guest conductor and composer for many different ensembles while living in Houston, Texas.
Full length ballet works include Maan Singh, The Wolf Child currently preparing for a university production. Other dance works include The One Armed Cellist, Mata Hari and A Christmas Carol. Operas include The Tell-Tale Heart, using Edgar Alan Poe’s original text, Father Grigory, an opera based on the Russian Cleric Rasputin.
Mr. Levowitz was awarded an ASCAP Plus for the work he did as composer for Congregation Brith Shalom. He was commissioned by Hazzan Steven C. Berke to compose many works including Lamentations for String Trio, for Tisha B’Av; Respondemos for Soprano, Tenor and String Quartet, for Slichot; Chanukah Fantasy for Clarinet and Piano¸ and Hine Ba HaShalom.
Levowitz was the first recipient of the Moritz Von Bomhard Graduate Fellowship in music composition at the University of Louisville which led to a Master’s degree with an emphasis in operatic composition. While in Louisville, he studied composition and orchestration with Marc Satterwhite, Steve Rouse and Frederick Speck. He received his Bachelor of Music Theory Degree at the University of North Texas in Denton.
Raised in Houston, Mr. Levowitz began his piano studies at age eight. He studied trumpet at the Hong Kong Conservatory of Music with New York City Ballet Orchestra trumpeter, Henry Nowak. His studies continued with David Washburn, principal trumpet of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. His first professional jobs were playing trumpet in pit orchestras in Hong Kong. He sat in the Assistant Principal Trumpet chair of the Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra for two seasons and played lead trumpet in the German-Swiss International School Big Band during their tour of India. Levowitz performed in Daharki, Pakistan with national pop-star Mohamed Ali Sheki and other musicians in Taiwan, Bangkok, Shanghai, and Beijing. He has played in an assortment of brass ensembles, German Polka Bands