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SSgt Matthew Levine

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Staff Sergeant Matthew Levine, percussion, is a native of Massapequa Park, NY. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from George Mason University and a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from Indiana University. His orchestral experiences include playing with the Hawaii Symphony, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Evansville Philharmonic, Terre Haute Symphony, and National Orchestral Institute Festival Orchestra. From 2009-2011, SSgt Levine worked as a band director in Fairfax County, VA, where he also taught several drumlines. In his spare time, he enjoys running, paddle-boarding, mathematics, and spending time with his wife Andrea and their papillon named Mochi.

Staff Sergeant Levine began his Air Force career in 2013 at the US Air Force Academy Band at Peterson AFB, CO. He performed with their concert band, marching band, and several chamber groups. Currently, Staff Sergeant Levine is assigned to the USAF Band of the Pacific at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, where he performs with Hana Hou! and Small Kine.

EDUCATION
2009 Bachelor Of Music Education- George Mason University
2012 Master Of Music Performance- Indiana University

ASSIGNMENTS

USAF Academy Band Peterson AFB, CO (March 2013- November 2016)
USAF Band of the Pacific-Hawaii Hickam AFB ,HI (November 2016-present)
USAF Heritage of America Band, Joint Base Langley-Eustis (November 2020-present)

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Commendation Medal 
Air Force Achievement Medal 
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Air Force Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Air Force Longevity Service
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class, January 2013
Senior Airman, November 2014
Staff Sergeant, March 2017