Anne Adele Levitsky is a scholar and musician living in New York City. She is a graduate of Stanford University and earned her PhD in Historical Musicology from Columbia University in May 2018. At present, she is Lecturer in Music at Columbia, and has also taught at Stony Brook University. As an academic, she is interested in medieval vernacular song, poetry, and narrative literature. She is currently at work on two projects. The first, Singing the Physical: Song and Materiality in Troubadour Lyric Poetry, employs new methods for the melodic analysis of medieval monophonic song, and ultimately offers an analytical method that pays particular attention to the metaphysical nature of what is being described in the poetic text. The second project, Gendered Song: Song and the Shaping of Medieval Identity, stems from an interest in the formation of human identities in the Middle Ages explored in her dissertation, and seeks to understand the relationship between medieval gender identities and the medieval lyric as viewed through musical, poetic, and cultural lenses. She supplements this academic interest in vernacular song with a love of performance, and has studied and performed lyric poetry with the Narbonne-based Troubadours Art Ensemble, and recorded troubadour and trouvère songs both with the group and as a soloist.
She performs regularly in the New York area with professional chamber ensemble GHOSTLIGHT Chorus, singing an eclectic mix of repertoire from the 12th to the 21st centuries (including a June 2013 performance with the Rolling Stones in Washington, DC). In addition to her choral performances, she studies voice privately in the city. Dr. Levitsky has also served as the director of the Collegium Musicum, one of Columbia University's leading choral ensembles.