Michael Lewis

PIANIST AND COMPOSER

"SEVEN SONGS IN FOLK STYLE (SEDM PÍ..."
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Michael Lewis

(he/him/his) Pianist and Collaborator Michael Lewis has been praised for his strong command of the instrument and his flexibility of style. He is sought after as a vocal coach and collaborator in recital, orchestral, chamber, and operatic performances.

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Biography

Pianist and Collaborator Michael Lewis has been praised for his strong command of the instrument and his flexibility of style. Michael has collaborated with artists at Opera Philadelphia, Cincinnati Opera, Arizona Opera, Portland Opera, El Paso Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, Aspen Summer Music Festival, and Tri-Cities Opera.

In 2019, Michael formed Aural Compass Projects, a non-profit music organization dedicated to performing new and less-performed works. ACP strives to develop a moral compass which guides their work in aspiring towards equality and better representation in the music industry. Michael is a graduate of the Marion Roose Pullin Studio at Arizona Opera in Phoenix, Arizona. There he served as the principal pianist on operas, vocal coach for principal and studio artists, and orchestral pianist for select performances.

A native of Pennsylvania, Michael studied at Ithaca College, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance. He went on to receive his Master of Music degree in collaborative piano at Arizona State University under the guidance of Russell Ryan.

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