Charlie Lewis credits include international classical and jazz solo trumpet performances with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, the Baltimore Symphony, and Minnesota Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, the New Japan Philharmonic, Boston Orchestra and Chorale, Boston Jazz Repertory Orchestra, the Rhode Island Pops, the National Philharmonic Orchestra, a series of Youth Concert performances with the Boston Classical Orchestra conducted by Harry Ellis Dickson, and the premiere of Boris Blacher's "Concerto for High Trumpet and String Orchestra" with the Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble.

B.M. degree from Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore.
Fellowship to Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood, awarded the C.D. Jackson Prize.
Performances there included Bruckner's Symphony with conductor Leonard Bernstein.

Principal trumpet for world premiere of Bernstein's Mass at the Kennedy Center.

Solo/ensemble performances in the Broadway and CBS productions of director Joseph Papp's Much Ado about Nothing by Shakespeare.

M.M. degree from New England Conservatory of Music, studies with Armando Ghitalla.

Performed and toured the US with the NEC Ragtime Ensemble and and received a Grammy for Scott Joplin: The Red Back Book conducted by Gunther Schuller.

Founding member of Empire Brass Quintet, which received the Naumburg Award for Excellence in Chamber Music, tours of US, Europe, Japan.

Charlie Lewis has been a Faculty member at New England Conservatory, Boston University, Visiting Artist at Williams College, and is currently an Associate Professor in the brass department at Berklee College of Music.  His specialty in trumpet pedagogy is embouchure awareness and development through complete air support.  He is co-author of the "Berklee Practice Method: Trumpet" with Berklee trumpet colleague Tiger Okoshi.


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