Jodi Levitz is Professor of Viola and Chair of Strings and Chamber Music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She received the 2011 Sarlo award for excellence in teaching. Violist of the Ives Quartet, for twelve years she was the principal violist of the Italian chamber orchestra I Solisti Veneti, appointed while still a student at The Juilliard School. A musician of international reputation, she performs as soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, the Americas and the Far East, with recordings on the Concerto, Dynamic, Naxos and Erato labels. She holds BM and MM degrees from Juilliard.