When Levi Fasoldt was young, he enjoyed carefully arranging stacks of phonebooks to help him reach the keys of the piano. Since then, his compositions have continued to explore the developments of his imagination. Generally, his music draws its inspiration from nature, Renaissance modality, and other art forms. Levi has enjoyed crafting the music on this website in addition to pop music, paintings, drawings, poetry, and prose.
After studying at the Eastman Community Music School during his high school years (and studying with Margaret Henry), Levi decided to attend the University of Michigan where he has been taking lessons from Michael Daugherty and Evan Chambers. Additionally, he has enjoyed lessons with Samuel Adler, Robert Morris, Steve Mackey, and Derek Bermel. He has also enjoyed masterclasses with contemporary composers (such as Gabrielle Lena Frank and Martin Bresnick) and film composers (Paul Chihara and Conrad Pope).
Levi has participated in various symposia including the Midwest Composers Symposium and others held at Eastman and Michigan. In addition to receiving music merit awards such as the Molly Mulligan Award and the John A. Wolaver Award, Levi has also been honored in competitions such as Vanessa Porter’s Green Dot Composer Competition and The Howard Hanson Young Composers Competition.