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

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Research

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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.

keywords

  • 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

Teaching

courses taught

  • EMUS 1327 - Symphony Orchestra
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    2.0 hours offered CE Aspen Music School only.
  • EMUS 1517 - Campus Orchestra
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Offers University string, wind and percussion performers not majoring in music an opportunity to play in a conducted orchestra. Rehearsals are one night per week and has limited performance demands. Auditions are not required for strings. Instruments are available if needed. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Same as EMUS 3517.
  • EMUS 3327 - Symphony Orchestra
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    2.0 hours offered CE Aspen Music School only.
  • EMUS 3517 - Campus Orchestra
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Offers University string, wind and percussion performers not majoring in music an opportunity to play in a conducted orchestra. Rehearsals are one night per week and has limited performance demands. Auditions are not required for strings. Instruments are available if needed. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Same as EMUS 1517.
  • EMUS 5327 - Symphony Orchestra
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    2.0 hours offered CE Aspen Music School only.
  • MUSC 5136 - Advanced Conducting
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Offers advanced work in conducting. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.
  • PMUS 5536 - Intermed Conducting
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
  • PMUS 6536 - Adv Conducting
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019

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