Art Levine was born in 1948. Showed interest in music at age of 12 seconds (details shrouded in myth). Studied variously, including an ARCT in Theory from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, a few years as a performance major on classical guitar, and a Master’s in Musicology from the University of Toronto. PhD Dissertation, not completed, on Solmization from 1475-1600. Teaching since ca. 1970, both privately and at U. of T., York U., McMaster U. Since 1986, Royal Conservatory, including Professional School (musicianship and theory). 2000 – 2013, music department at York; became tenured, made associate professor, and promptly retired. Also studied North Indian vocal music for ten years, and a founding member (11/95) of Gamelan Toronto, a central Javanese-style ensemble. Also loves jazz (mainly vocal standards) and Brazilian music. Also, since 1991, host of “This is Art” on CBC, where all of these experiences smash into each other to produce something like splitting the atom.