Dr. H.M. Lewis, Professor of Music

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Appointed in 1989


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Dr. H. M. Lewis is professor of music at Georgetown College, where he teaches Music History, Music Literature, Orchestration, Band Literature, Brass Instruments Class and Music Appreciation.  He also directs the Chapel Brass, a select group of brass instrumentalists that performs for off-campus church services, College chapel services and other College Ceremonial functions.  Lewis holds the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music (with honors) degrees from Hendrix College (1967), the Master of Music degree from Northwestern University (1968), and the Doctor of Philosophy degree from Louisiana State University (1975).

Dr. Lewis is an active performer on the trumpet, and currently is the Principal Flugelhorn of the Lexington Brass Band.  He is a well-known scholar whose articles on the history of the trumpet and cornet frequently appear in the International Trumpet Guild Journal and other publications.

As a trumpet soloist, Dr. Lewis has performed faculty and guest artist recitals not only on the Georgetown College campus, but also on the campuses of the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville, Eastern Kentucky University, Miami University (Ohio), and the University of Cincinnati.  In addition, he presented lecture recitals at the National Conferences of the International Trumpet Guild in 1991 and 1998, performing on several instruments from his collection of antique trumpets and cornets.

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