Brent Levine is a first-year doctoral graduate associate studying conducting at Ohio State. He completed a Bachelor of Music in music education (2007) and a Master of Music in music performance (2010) at the University of Redlands in California. While at the University of Redlands, he studied under the tutelage of Dr. Eddie Smith. Prior to coming to Ohio State, Brent was the co-director of bands for eight years at Vista Murrieta High School in Murrieta, California, where he directed two wind ensembles, three jazz ensembles, and co-directed the marching band. He has previously been on the faculties of Mt. San Jacinto Community College (music history and music theory), and Riverside City College (concert band and applied saxophone).