Dan Levitan has joined the SSU studio music faculty in 2011 as Instructor of Harp. Levitan is the principal harpist with the Marin Symphony (since 1984), Santa Rosa Symphony, Symphony Silicon Valley and San Jose Ballet orchestra.
In addition to having performed with San Jose Symphony as principal harpist from 1978 until its closure in 2002, Dan has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, Opera, and Ballet orchestras, and is sought after as a soloist with orchestras, choirs, and other ensembles throughout Northern California.
Born and educated in Philadelphia, Mr. Levitan received bachelor degrees in Music Performance and in Music Education from Temple University, both magna cum laude, and was named "Most Promising Musician" on graduation. He has studied with Margarita Montanaro, Co-Principal Harpist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, internationally acclaimed harpists Susann McDonald and Susanna Mildonian, and well-known San Francisco Bay Area harpists Anne Adams, Marcella DeCray, and the late Phyllis Schlomovitz.