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Lewis, Gary J Professor and Bob and Judy Charles Endowed Chair


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  • As Director of Orchestras, I oversee and guide all aspects of the CU Orchestra program. The orchestra program provides a valuable laboratory experience for students who play orchestral instruments. We explore all genres of orchestral music ranging from Bach to world premieres. A detailed list of repertoire performed can be found in my vita. The orchestra program also serves the entire College of Music through its collaboration with the choirs, opera program, the composition department (Pendulum), and through the Honors competition providing opportunities for talented students to perform as soloists. As a teacher of conducting, I have been honored to work with many talented students. These students are currently holding prestigious positions in academia, with professional orchestras, youth orchestras, and public school orchestra programs.


  • orchestral performance, teaching of the art of conducting, collaboration with all aspects of the College of Music, performance of new music, service to music educators throughout the country



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global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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