Meet Moira Levant
Violin Teacher, Composer, and Author
Moira Levant is a music teacher, composer, author, and professional violinist, fiddler. She has 27 years experience teaching people of all ages to play the violin, fiddle, and viola. Moira holds degrees in Music History from Wright State University, Music Composition from Carnegie Mellon, and Ethnomusicology from the University of Limerick, Limerick Ireland. She is a member of ASCAP and the Dayton Music Club.
Moira has played solo gigs as well as in various ensembles around Dayton, Springfield, South Charleston, and Lexington, Kentucky. She has a long association with George Rogers Clark Park Association and the Fair at New Boston (Springfield Ohio period fair) held every Labor Day weekend rain or shine. She also plays for the Liberty Dancers who are also associated with George Rogers Clark Park Association.
As a student composer she studied with Steven Winteregg, Nancy Galbraith, Leonardo Balada, and Reza Vali. She has won several music composition awards through both ASCAP and the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs. Moira is one of the founders of COCOA Music, Composers of Ohio Collaborative Organization for Acoustic music. COCOA is a non-profit organization which strives to provide a platform for composers of all ages to have their work performed and recorded by professionals. Cocoa music produces at least two concerts a year and at least one masterclass a year for younger composers.