Ron Levy has been a Peabody faculty member since 1993. Prior to Peabody, Dr. Levy taught in the history department of Colorado College. He earned his PhD from the University of Chicago, pursuing research interests in European intellectual history and the history of science. His professional life began with musical endeavors as a violinist with the Colorado Springs Symphony (1976-1982), pursuing interests in historical performance practice as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow (1984-1985) and as a member of Chicago's period instrument ensemble, The City Musick (1986-1990). Dr. Levy served as Humanities Department Chair from 1997-2011.
Since 1994, Dr. Levy has worked with colleagues at other conservatories and arts schools nationally through the Consortium for the Liberal Education of Artists (CLEA), co-chairing the organization since 2000. Dr. Levy helped plan the October 2013 CLEA Conference "Creative Cartographies: Paths for Liberal Arts in a Changing Media Landscape," which was hosted by the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.