Music Theory and Music Industry
Reeves Hall, Room 240
B.M., Jackson State University
M.M. Ed., Jackson State University
Mr. Andrew J. Lewis currently serves as instructor of Music Theory and Music Industry at Hinds Community College in Raymond Mississippi. He holds both a Masters in Music Education and Bachelor in Music (Piano Performance and Pedagogy) from Jackson State University and currently is in the dissertation stage of his Ph.D. program at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Mr. Lewis is a member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME). He is also a graduate of the esteemed High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Houston, TX, where he studied Instrumental music. Mr. Lewis has studied music with Mr. Martin Clancey, Mr. Harry Lantz, Dr. Joseph Schmoll, Dr. Anthony Elliot, Mr. Sal Talio, Dr. Robert Morgan, Dr. London Branch, and Dr. Karen Laubengayer.
Prior to joining the Hinds faculty, Mr. Lewis served as Interim Director of Music Technology at Jackson State University and taught undergraduate music courses at Belhaven University. His research interest include music cognition, computer programming, and theory. In addition to Music Theory and Industry courses, Mr. Lewis teaches a Computer Music Coding course and enjoys front and backend development.
Mr. Lewis has also worked as an independent producer, engineer, private music instructor, and has served in the area of Leadership and Music Ministry at various church, parachurch, and non-profit organizations throughout the USA and Africa. He currently serves as Director of Media/Technology for Springhill Christian Center (Raymond, MS) and has been afforded the opportunities to work with such musical greats as Lannie Spann McBride, the Mississippi Mass Choir, Douglas Miller, Angela Spivey, Beverly Crawford, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Alvin Batiste, London Branch, Alvin Fielder, Donald Harrison, Wallace Roney, Delfeayo Marsalis, Anne Lundy – Community Music Center of Houston, Houston Symphony, and the Mississippi Symphony.
Mr. Lewis has worked extensively in and traveled across the African continent for more than 16 years serving as international director for I CAN Leadership Africa, a leadership development firm based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
In 2009 he was awarded outstanding Soloist, Composer and Arranger, University of North Texas Jazz Festival, Addison TX. Mr Lewis is a 2008 American Israel Education Foundation Fellow. He is married to Lakeisha Lewis and they are the proud parents of two daughters, Kristen and Amber.