Douglas Levine is a pianist, composer, arranger, music director and teacher based in his hometown of Pittsburgh. His versatility in musical genres ranging from classical and jazz to rock and musical theater has made him a favored collaborator of singers, playwrights, directors and choreographers.
Original scores for theater and dance include: Eastburn Avenue, Mother Courage and Peer Gynt (Playhouse REP,) Stuff (Fuzzy Boundary Productions,) Losing It (Raymond Laine Memorial One-Acts,) Deadend (Attack Theatre,) Mimoun (Pennsylvania Dance Theatre,) Our Class, Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice and The Shaughraun (Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre,) Colorfast (Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater Festival) and Shakespeare Street (Playhouse Junior.)
He has written music or arrangements for companies including the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, City Theatre, Dreams of Hope, Gateway to the Arts, Shakespeare in the Schools, Point Park University Conservatory Company, Pitt Repertory Theatre, Renaissance City Women’s Choir, Pittsburgh Musical Theater and Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh. For vocalist Daphne Alderson, Doug has been arranger and musical director for shows featuring the music of Oscar Hammerstein, Edith Piaf, Judy Garland and Buddy Holly.
His original music for theater and dance was selected for inclusion in the 2011 Prague Quadrennial 3rd International Theatre Soundscore and Music Composition Exhibition. Also in 2011, Doug received the Frankel Award for artistic achievement, awarded by City Theatre.
In 2005 Doug released Kromatica, his premiere recording of solo piano compositions and jazz arrangements. The Steinway Society of Western PA, the Heinz Chapel Pittsburgh Artists Series, Music at Rodef Shalom and Bach, Beethoven and Brunch have all presented Doug as a pianist.
Doug is an adjunct faculty member of Point Park University's Conservatory Program. In the past, he has taught for the University of Pittsburgh’s theatre and music departments, Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts, the Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Program and the Center for Theater Arts.
Doug earned a B.M. degree in music theory/composition from Bucknell University and an M.M. degree in piano performance from Carnegie Mellon University where he was a co-winner of the first annual Silberman Prize for chamber music. He is a member of ASCAP.