Composer-pianist Ron Levy earned his Bachelors and Masters Degree in Music Composition from UCLA. He taught courses in aural and keyboard skills at UCLA, and composition, aural skills, music appreciation and chamber music at Idyllwild School of Music and The Arts (now the Idyllwild Arts Academy). At ISOMATA he also accompanied modern dance and ballet classes, rehearsals and performances; played for music department recitals; and served as composer-in-residence. Ron toured Mexico City and Tucson with the ISOMATA Dance Department, and Napa, California with the Mark Wood Band. He has appeared at the Blue Note in Las Vegas, The Grove in Anaheim, and the GEM Theater in Garden Grove. Ron works as a freelance musician with steady engagements at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, Pelican Hill Resort and many other venues both great and small. Ron currently serves as Orchestra Director at the Center for Spiritual Living Newport-Mesa (since 1995), and leads a Saturday jazz worship service at St. Mark Presbyterian in Newport Beach. Ron collaborates with many great vocalists and instrumentalists, including songwriter Paul Williams, Eric Marienthal, Barbara Morrison, and Karen Gallinger. Mr. Levy’s orchestral compositions have been performed by South Coast Symphony, Irvine Valley College Orchestra, Orange Coast College Symphony, and the International Chamber Orchestra.