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333 North Oak Street  Ukiah, Ca 95482  (707) 462-4094
Ukiah School of Music ~ 333 N. Oak Street ~ Ukiah, CA 95482 ~ 707-462-4094
Clovice A. Lewis Jr.

Clovice A. Lewis, Jr., who has composed numerous works ranging from ensemble to electronic and orchestral pieces, graduated from the prestigious College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He began teaching as a freshman at the school, and upon completion of his studies, accepted a position as an Associate Professor there from 1978 until 1985.  He was, at the time, the youngest professor in the UC system. Lewis also served as Faculty Head and Administrator of the Electronic Music Studio from 1980 to 1984.
 
Lewis studied composition with Peter Fricker, Anthonus Lolov, Thea Musgrave, Gordon Cross, Edward Applebaum, and Stanley Krebs. His cello teachers included such renowned cellists as Peter Preston, Gabor Rieto, Geoffrey Rutkowski, and Robert Mason.

His pioneering work in the field of electronic music and composition led him to be noted as the most outstanding composer produced by the College of Creative Studies in the November 1985 issue of OMNI magazine in an article entitled "How To Build A Creative Scientist", which highlighted the achievements of the school and its graduates.

Lewis was the recipient of a University of California Undergraduate Fellowship from UCSB in 1975 to reproduce the scores and parts, as well as to attend the premiere performance of his first symphony, which was completed when he was 17 years old entitled "Portraits of the Gulfcoast". The piece was performed by the Gulfcoast Symphony Orchestra under the direction of James Shannon as part of their Bicentennial salute to American Composers.

During the past 25 years, the music Lewis has composed has been performed by numerous orchestras in California, including a Concerto for Trumpets and Orchestra, a Poem for Tenor Saxophone and Orchestra, and a Multi-Media Cantata for Soprano Voice. He is the recipient of numerous awards for composition, including the 1985 Cabrillo Music Festival award for outstanding composition for a string quartet composed in 1976.

Clovice teaches both Composition and Cello at the Ukiah School of Music. He also is the President and Principal Instructor at Akolouthia Institute, a private college teaching 3D modeling, animation, game design, computer programming, and app development in Lake and Mendocino Counties.

email: clovice@akolouthia.com
phone: (707) 972-0129