Gary Lewis, Music Director & Conductor
Gary Lewis is the Music Director and Conductor of the Midland-Odessa (TX) Symphony Orchestra. He is also Director of Orchestral Studies and Professor of Music in the College of Music at the University of Colorado at Boulder. At the University of Colorado Mr. Lewis conducts the University Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra and oversees the entire orchestra program. He also leads the graduate program in orchestral conducting including both the masters and doctoral level.
Mr. Lewis is equally at home with professional, university, and youth ensembles. In addition to his regular position with the Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra, he has conducted performances with the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra, the New Symphony Orchestra (Sofia, Bulgaria), the Western Plains Opera Theater, and the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. Lewis served as the Resident Conductor of the Pine Mountain Music Festival (opera and symphonic) for seven years and was the founding conductor of the Caprock Pro Musica.
Lewis received the Master of Music degree in conducting from Texas Tech University and the Bachelor of Music Education degree from The University of Oklahoma. His post-graduate work includes participation in the Pierre Monteux School for Orchestral Conductors and the Tanglewood Conducting Seminar. He has served on the faculties of Texas Tech University, The Ohio State University, The University of Michigan, and Abilene Christian University.