Connecticut State Troubadour (2005/2006), Thomasina Levy, is an award winning, internationally recognized mountain dulcimer player, singer, poet and song writer whose performances weave together the best of traditional and contemporary folk music. Her four years of studies and graduation as a Facilitator of Music Improvisation with cello master, David Darling and Music for People reaffirm her belief that music is in each one of us and is just waiting for the right time to emerge. With a Master of Science degree in Education, she uses music and art to help students of all ages discover their own creative spirits throughout the United States. Since January 1999, she has worked as a Master Teaching Artist in schools throughout Connecticut helping fellow artists, educators, schools and museums incorporate the arts into their programs.
Thomasina has discovered the mystery and joy of writing poetry with her mentor and Divine Poetess, Edwina Trentham. Her poem, Evensong, was published on the Connecticut Poetry Society’s website. Her found poem, Gasconading Bluster, will be included in an anthology curated by Dr. Jonah Zdanys in 2018.
Her music has been aired in over twenty countries across the globe. Described as a charismatic performer, she touches audiences with a simplicity, humanity, and strength drawn from the deep roots of the folk tradition. Thomasina has recordings and instructional books for both children and adults. Her CD, Chasing Cloud Shadows has been aired in over twenty countries across the globe. It has been described as “pure sunlight, a dazzling marriage of new and traditional folk music, jazz, country and bluegrass that makes for an hour of joyous listening.” A song she co-wrote with Joan Spear titled Out of Many We Are One, received the 2011 NAMA Award for Best Song/Single of the Year. Her latest recording project titled Parallel Universe, was co-produced with cello master, David Darling. It is released on the esteemed label- Hearts of Space Records and available everywhere on August 17, 2108. Parallel Universe is a testament to the joy that results from the collaborative process when artists are allowed to create and express themselves through the enigmatic power of music. In December 2018, Parallel Universe was awarded three silver medals from Global Music Awards. In 2019,one of its tracks titled, Walk in Beauty, won the NAMA Award for Song of the Year.
Chalked Up Review for Parallel Universe says, “Parallel Universe is truly a testament to the joy that results from the collaborative process of music when they are free to express themselves in a positive setting and with the intent to not only entertain but communicate at a deeper level the beauty of life through the many wonders and subtleties of music.”