University Profiles

Dena Levine

Dena Levine, D.M.A

Associate Professor of Music

College of Communication and the Arts


Dr. Levine's work reflects an ongoing commitment to chamber music; solo interests include music of early 20th C. France.

The scholarship of a performing pianist becomes manifest primarily through the ephemeral medium of sound, but the successful communication of a musical idea is born from years of concrete investigation into a composer's idiomatic language, attention to stylistic concerns, and pursuit of technical mastery. My work with piano students at Seton Hall is a natural extension of this continual scholarly inquiry. In addition to my classroom teaching, directing our department's Music Division as well as the Arts Council's Classical Concert Series has afforded an opportunity to explore the synergy between music education, music performance, and community.

Dr. Levine is the Director of the Music Division of the Department of Art, Music and Design.  Please click here for biographical information


  • D.M.A., Stony Brook University, 1999
  • M.M., Stony Brook University, 1989
  • B.M., Indiana University at Bloomington, 1985

Academic Distinctions

  • Founder, Artistic Co-Director and pianist, Portland Chamber Music Festival: Subject of television documentary for Maine Public Television, 1998
  • Featured in Chamber Music, Magazine of Chamber Music America, 2007
  • Concerts regularly broadcast on Performance Today for American Public Radio and WGBH, Boston
  • Founder and former member Laurel Trio: Winner Nathan Wedeen Award Concert Artists Guild International Competition, 1995
  • Winner ProPiano Competition, 1995
  • Two-year residency on WQXR, New York, 1995-7
  • Trio in residence Tanglewood Music Center, 1995

At Seton Hall University
  • Faculty Enrichment Leave Award for New York Debut Recital at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall (Explorations in Sound: French Music of the Teens and Twenties), 2005
  • University Research Council Award (Elucidating Musical Scholarship Through Recorded Material), 2009

Office Phone
(973) 275-2450


Office Location
Room Music
Corrigan Hall


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