Mr. Levin is the Director of Fine arts for Victoria ISD where he works with the fine arts teachers, principals, administrators, the board of trustees and our community in the coordination, development, and improvement of the district’s fine arts K-12 programs. The position of Director of Fine Arts for Victoria encompasses areas of administration, budget, personnel and curriculum.
Before coming to Victoria, Mr. Levin enjoyed a 20 year teaching career as a 6-12 band director, elementary music teacher, and AP music theory teacher at Lamar Consolidated High School in Lamar CISD, George Bush HS in Fort Bend ISD, Estacado High School in Lubbock ISD, and Crosbyton CISD.
Under his direction, the Lamar Band was named a finalist at the UIL Area Marching Contest and was twice named an area finalist in the TMEA Honor Band Competition. The Mighty Mustang Band has performed at Bass Hall in Ft. Worth, the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, and Carnegie Hall in New York, and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Orchestra Hall in Chicago, IL. In 2018, the Lamar Consolidated High School Band was the largest program in Lamar CISD at nearly 300 students and the 6-12 grade “Blue Track” band program had grown to almost 800 students. Under his direction, the Estacado band tripled in size during his five-year tenure. On January 1, 2003, the Matador Band was selected as one of twenty bands from across the country to perform at the Nokia Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, Louisiana, and in 2004, his band represented Texas at the International Lion’s Club convention in Detroit, Michigan. While at Crosbyton CISD, he earned the first Sweepstakes Award in the 90-year history of the school and the concert band was selected as a state finalist in the Outstanding Performance Series, finishing ninth.
Mr. Levin is a graduate of Texas Tech University, Lubbock Christian University, and is currently enrolled in the Executive Ed.D. in K-12 Professional Leadership program at the University of Houston. He has received his Bachelor of Music degree (‘98) and Masters in Education Administration (’00). While at Texas Tech, Mr. Levin played tuba in the Goin’ Band from Raiderland and was a member of the Court Jesters. He participated in the national music fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
He is also active in the community as a member of the Lions Club, the Katy Masonic Lodge, and the West Houston Shrine Club, where he served as the club’s president in 2008 and 2016. In addition, he currently serves on the board of directors for Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps and the Victoria Ballet. His professional affiliations include:
Mr. Levin is married to his wife Stacey, they have two daughters named Hayley and Addison, and son named Parker.
Victoria Fine Arts Center 1002 Sam Houston Drive Victoria Texas, 77901 - Office is in the Victoria Fine Arts Center (not the Administration Building).