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Guest Masterclass: Dr. Katherine Lewis, viola

Monday, April 15, 2024

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Moores School of Music is excited to host Dr. Katherine Lewis, Professor of Viola at Illinois State University, who will be teaching a viola masterclass.

Dr. Katherine Lewis enjoys a multi-faceted career as a professor, chamber musician, solo performer, orchestral musician, and pedagogue. She is Professor of Viola at Illinois State University where she also serves as Master Teacher and Director for the ISU String Project and directs the String Pedagogy Master’s program. She served as Principal Viola of the Peoria Symphony for over 15 years, appearing as soloist with the orchestra on several occasions. Heavily involved in service to the profession, Dr. Lewis is Past-President of the IL Chapter of the American String Teacher’s Association and received the 2021 ASTA State Chapter Leadership Award and the 2022 Outstanding Studio Teacher Award from IL ASTA. Through IL ASTA, she has worked to provide resources and programming for string teachers and their students, and she continues to serve as an advocate for public and private string programs throughout the state.

Dr. Lewis is the recipient of numerous college-wide awards and grants for her teaching and research, including the Outstanding Teaching and Research Awards, as well as several University Research Grants and an Teaching Innovations Grant. Dr. Lewis has given recitals, presentations, and master classes at venues throughout the country. She is sought after as a guest artist for ‘Viola Day’ events and has presented numerous times at the American Viola Society Festival, International Viola Society Conference, and ASTA National Conference. Her former students hold positions in major symphonies, have been accepted into top graduate programs, and hold teaching positions around the country. Dr. Lewis holds degrees from Rice University, The Cleveland Institute of Music, and Lawrence University.

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