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 Lewis, Leonard Mark   Name: Leonard Mark Lewis
Title: Professor of Music
D.M.A., University of Texas-Austin
M.M., University of Houston
B.M., University of Houston
Office: 323 Conservatory of Music  
Phone: 803/323-4615
Music Composition, Piano Performance, and Music Theory

Composer Leonard Mark Lewis (b. 1973, Great Yarmouth, England) (D.M.A., Composition, University of Texas; M.M., Composition, University of Houston) is a composer, conductor and pianist specializing in new music. Dr. Lewis, a member of B.M.I., is the recipient of awards from ASCAP (Morton Gould Young Composer Award), B.M.I., Columbia University (Bearns Prize), Voices of Change (Russell Horn Young Composers Award), Frank Tichelli and MACRO. While on the faculty at the University of Missouri, Lewis was named Missouri’s Composer of the Year (by Missouri Music Teacher’s Association (MMTA).

In addition to his catalog of solo works, compositions by Lewis have been commissioned and performed by an array of ensembles including the North/South Consonance, Truman State Orchestra, AURA (University of Houston), Symposium for New Band Music, University of Texas Composer’s Orchestra, New Music Camerata (East Carolina University), NACUSA, Concordia Trio, Charlotte Civic Symphony, the Charlotte Symphony, Hyperion Ensemble and numerous wind ensembles.
Lewis has received performances at the World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews Scotland, Germany, London, New York City, Mina Croatia, and Wroclaw Poland. His orchestral works have been performed by the American Composer’s Orchestra and The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. His music is published by Dorn, Manhattan Beach, Southern and Haggelstein.
Lewis’ composition teachers were Carlisle Floyd, Dan Welcher and Robert Nelson. Lewis is Associate Professor of Composition/Theory at Winthrop University.
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