Lewis Krauthamer was
born in New York but grew up in Wheaton, Maryland. After completing his
undergraduate studies in composition at the New England Conservatory and the
Longy School of Music, he left for France, where he obtained a Master's Degree
in musicology from the Université Jean Monnet Saint-Étienne. His master's
thesis, an analytical study written in French on the music of Christian Wolff,
has been cited by numerous authors, and was written concurrently with other
projects which together constitute the first serious musicological research to
have been done on Wolff's music.
His work in musicology notwithstanding, Lewis' energies have always been
focused on his work as a composer. Lewis' music has been performed by many
soloists, chamber groups and orchestras, and in recent years he has
concentrated on composing microtonal music for unconventional ensemble types,
often incorporating guitar.
Lewis has received numerous awards as a composer, including grants from
the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and Meet the Composer.
is an Adjunct Professor in music at the University of the District of
Columbia, where he teaches courses in Music Theory and Music History.
addition, he teaches privately, directs the Washington D.C. - based Off
the Beaten Path Music Series (OBPMS) and serves on the board of the
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