From Delight to Wisdom: Preparing to Participate in the Music of our Culture through Music Play

Lili M. Levinowitz, Ph.D.

Lili M. Levinowitz, Ph.D. holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Westminster Choir College, an M.M. in Music Education Research and Ph.D. in the Psychology of Music from Temple University. She is professor emeritus at Rowan University and Director of Research for Music Together Worldwide. Together with Ken Guilmartin, she is the co-author of Music Together, a music and movement approach to early childhood music development for infant, toddler, preschool, and kindergarten children and their parents, teachers, and other primary caregivers. Originally offered to the public in 1987, it pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement. The Music Together Parent-Child curriculum is offered in over 45 countries. Furthermore, the In-School adaptation is being taught in both public and private preschools throughout the world; outreach applications have been funded by major corporations and the U.S. Department of Education. She is an international authority on early childhood music education and has been actively involved in teaching very young children as well as graduate students. Her articles appear frequently in professional journals and popular magazines; she is sought after as a presenter in Early Childhood Music Education throughout the world.