A native of Western Massachusetts, Dr. Gail B. Levinsky serves as Professor of Music at Susquehanna University, where her responsibilities include teaching applied studies in saxophone, chamber music, instrumental pedagogy, and woodwind methods.
As a solo performer, her presentations include performances at the North American Saxophone Alliance, World Saxophone Congress, British Saxophone Congress, US Navy Saxophone Symposium, and Festival of Women Composers. She has commissioned numerous compositions, including works by Marilyn Shrude, Miho Sasaki, Matthew Quayle, Andrea Clearfield, Douglas McConnell, Frank Ferko. Her CD recording Tipping Point: Music Saxophone & Other Voices explores the saxophone in a variety of chamber music settings.
In addition to her performance schedule Dr. Levinsky regularly presents clinics at state music education symposiums, including the MENC Eastern Region Conference, PMEA, NJMEA DMEA, and the Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic. Her publications are varied and consist of an updated edition of Rosemary Lang’s “Beginning Altissimo Method” (Ensemble Publications); Music for Saxophone & Organ (Lyceum Publications), and the saxophone chapters “Teaching Woodwinds: A Guide for Students and Teachers” (Mountain Peak Music), and a saxophone choir arrangement of Tomás Victorria’s “O Vos Omnes”.
Dr. Levinsky completed her graduate degrees (DM, Artist Diploma, MM) from Northwestern University, and her Bachelor of Music from Butler University. She is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, and Kappa Delta Pi honor fraternities. Dr. Levinsky has served as Treasurer, Secretary, and Region 8 director for the North American Saxophone Alliance. During the summer months, Dr. Levinsky serves as Program Director for the Snow Pond Music Festival, and on the faculty of the Frederick L. Hemke Saxophone Institute and the New England Music Camp in Sidney, Maine.
The 'Super Action 80 Series II' called 'Series II' is the oldest model manufactured in our factory. It holds the acoustic qualities of historic models. Backbone of our catalogue, it is the alto versatile par excellence.
The Series III Soprano ensures greater playability, particularly as regards pitch and blowing.
The blowing emission of its high register extended to high G has been largely facilitated. Selecting a straight or curved neck allows to get well acquainted with it.
The 'Series III' Tenor has marked, when released in 1997, an actual revival of the great playing flexibility of the old models. This gives it an ease of playing very much appreciated by saxophonists of all levels.
The 'Super Action 80 Series II' baritone offers excellent consistency of sound over the whole register, without break-up between low and high notes.
It develops a particularly warm and mellow tone, thus sublimating the features characteristic to this instrument.