Leonard Mark Lewis

Name: Leonard Mark Lewis
Title: Professor of Music
Education: D.M.A., University of Texas-Austin; M.M., University of Houston; B.M., University of Houston
Office: 107 Conservatory of Music
Phone: 803/323-4615
E-mail: lewism@winthrop.edu
Area(s): Music Composition, Piano Performance, and Music Theory

Leonard Mark Lewis, born in Great Yarmouth, England, in 1973 and raised in Houston, Texas, is a composer and pianist specializing in new music. His vocal works include a chamber opera, Wake Lucia, A Joycean Operatic Rite, and a catalog of celebrated art songs. He is an avid collaborator and has worked with choreographers and dance companies throughout the United States and abroad. He has received commissions and performances from the Charlotte Symphony, American Composer’s Orchestra (Dennis Russell Davies), North/South Consonance, AURA, Symposium for New Band Music, New Music Camerata, NACUSA, Concordia Trio, Hyperion Ensemble, Rhodora Trio, Duo Amizade, New Century Quartet; soloists Kenneth Tse, James Dick, Brian Utley, and Benjamin Geller, among many others. His concerti include works for percussion (Evolution, for Leonardo Soto, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra), viola (Vast Skies and Weeping an Angel. Immense, both for Ben Geller, CSO), saxophone (Concerto for Saxophone, for Kenneth Tse), cello (I Will Wade Out, for Alan Black, CSO) and euphonium (After Newtown, for Tom Burge). Other major artists have performed his Concerto for Saxophone, including Steve Ticknor (President’s Own), Nate Nabb, and Tracy Patterson, who performed the work at Carnegie Hall. Lewis, a Professor of Music at Winthrop University, is the recipient of awards including ASCAP, B.M.I., Columbia University (Bearns Prize), and Voices of Change. His music has been performed in many countries around the world.