Director of Orchestras, University of Colorado Boulder
MAESTRO GARY LEWIS is the Music Director and Conductor of the West Texas Symphony orchestra and Director of Orchestral Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he conducts the University Symphony Orchestra and oversees the entire orchestra program.
Mr. Lewis is equally at home with professional, university, and youth ensembles. In addition to his regular posts with the West Texas Symphony Orchestra and the University of Colorado Boulder, he serves as Principal Guest Conductor for the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra and was the founding Artistic Director of the Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras. He has also appeared with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Sichuan Philharmonic Orchestra (Chengdu, China), the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra, the New Symphony Orchestra (Sofia, Bulgaria), and the Western Plains Opera Theater.
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. His work with summer music festivals has also been noteworthy including the Interlochen Center for the Arts, Pine Mountain Music Festival (opera and symphonic), and Rocky Ridge Music Center.