The American choral conductor and composer, Brian Lewis, was in third grade that his love of music was sparked when he learned to play recorder. He started saxophone in 4th grade, and he continued playing through high school. It was not until 11th grade that he discovered choral music. He obtained his Bachelor of Music Composition degree from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio; his Master of Music in Choral Conducting as well as his teaching certification from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan (1995).
After teaching in the Michigan public school system for two years, Brian Lewis moved to California to attend the University of Southern California in Los Angeles Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program. He obtained there his Advanced Studies Certificate in Film Scoring.
Brian Lewis moved to Michigan in the fall of 2005 to begin a two year contract with the University of Michigan as an AssistanT Professor and Associate Musical Director and vocal coach in the department of Musical Theatre. He has been music director for several regional theatre productions. including Man of la Mancha, Into the Woods, Sweet Charity, Godspell. and Pippin. He has composed works for choir, piano, and concert band, all through Alfred Publishing Company in Van Nuys, California. He was recently composer in residence at Portage Northern High School in Portage, Michigan, where the choirs performed the commissioned work, Sanctus. He currently works as a freelance composer.