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Lewis is a composer of microtonal/sixth-tone music. His music has been performed by soloists, chamber groups and orchestras throughout the US and abroad. Many of his works feature microtonal guitar, lap steel guitar, trickeyboard, and other unconventional instruments.
Lewis Krauthamer was born in New York but grew up in Wheaton, Maryland. As an undergraduate, he studied composition at the New England Conservatory and the Longy School of Music, finishing at Longy. He pursued his graduate studies in France, receiving an MM in Musicology from the Université Jean Monnet in Saint-Étienne.
Lewis has received numerous awards as a composer, including grants from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and Meet the Composer.
Lewis is also a professor, pianist and author. His recent article, "An Analysis of Two Large-Scale Works by Christian Wolff," is published in Perspectives of New Music, vol. 55, no. 1 (Winter, 2017). Since 2014, Lewis has served on the faculty of the University of the District of Columbia, where he teaches courses in music theory, analysis, orchestration and music history. In addition, he teaches privately and directs the Washington D.C. - based Off the Beaten Path Music Series (OBPMS).
See also Intro to my musical style.