William (Bill) Lewis
William (Bill) Lewis is a native of Savannah, Georgia. He studied music at Mercer University in Macon where he earned concentrations in piano and vocal performance following which he completed his general education requirements at Armstrong Atlantic University. He moved to Florida in 1996. Mr. Lewis began studies at the University of Florida in 2005 and graduates in 2007 with a Master of Music degree in choral conducting.
Mr. Lewis brings a wealth of performance experience both as a singer and a conductor. His vocal performance credits include the Savannah Symphony Chorus and the Macon Symphony Choral Society in addition to participation in many choral activities while at the University of Florida. He has performed many oratorios and other major choral works, including two appearances as the tenor soloist in presentations of Handel’s Messiah. As a conductor, Mr. Lewis has conducted many choral concerts in academic and secular settings as well as in sacred venues. While at the University of Florida, he was the assistant conductor for the University Choir and Women’s Glee Club. He served as the emergency relief conductor during a Gainesville Civic Chorus and Philharmonic concert presentation of Wilson’s Prelude to Glory when the baritone soloist became ill and the conductor was forced to sing the baritone solo movements. Presently in addition to his duties as a church musician he is the founding conductor of the Summer Sacred Chorale and Orchestra, now in its fourth season here in Marion County.
Actively involved in the community as a musician and in church music, Mr. Lewis brings many years of experience and knowledge to his teaching. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha and the American Choral Director’s Association.