Professor of Music

Institutional Affiliation

Colorado College
Department of Music


Ph.D., Musicology/Ethnomusicology, University of Illinois
M.A., Music History, San Francisco State University, 1980
B.A., Anthropology, San Francisco State University, 1977 (Honors)
B.Mus., Music History, San Francisco State University, 1977 (Honors)

Regional and Thematic Interests

West Asia/Middle East
Literature and the Arts


Victoria Lindsay Levine has taught ethnomusicology at Colorado College since 1988.  Her research focuses on the musical cultures of Native North Americans, especially Woodland peoples of Oklahoma whose ancestors originated in the Southeastern United States.  Levine has published on diverse topics in Native American music, including:  music and dance of the Choctaw, Yuchi, Chickasaw, and other Woodland peoples; the history of transcription, notation, and arrangement of American Indian music; reviving or reclaiming Indigenous repertories; form, design, and meaning in Native American music; intertribal music and dance; music and dance of Southwestern Native Americans; American Indian musical instruments; and general surveys.  Levine has also researched and written about Spanish New Mexican folk songs.  She has performed throughout the Rocky Mountain region and in Bali with the Colorado College gamelan, Tunjung Sari.  Levine participates in the Southwest Studies and Asian Studies Interdisciplinary Programs and served as the W. M. Keck Foundation Director of the Hulbert Center for Southwestern Studies from 1999 until 2004.  At Colorado College she has held the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professorship (1991-1993) and the Christine S. Johnson Professorship in Music (2011-2013).  She has received grants, fellowships, and awards from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Colorado College, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Society for Ethnomusicology, among others.