Ella Lewis

Organist/Pianist

ELLA LEWIS PHOTO
Ella Lewis was born in New York, New York, but resided in Brunswick, Georgia most of her formative years. Ms. Lewis is a graduate of Morris Brown College and has done extensive graduate work at Georgia State University. She has completed 37 years as a teacher in the Atlanta Public School System, where she was a piano instructor and
accompanist for the North Atlanta High Center for the Arts. Throughout her full tenure, she served as choral director for several schools, stage/jazz band director, show choir
director, Handbell director, and assistant registrar. The subjects that she’s taught were Piano, Music Theory (all levels), Guitar, Handbells, IB Music, Ethnic Music Studies,
Music Appreciation, and various Choral Ensembles. Presently, Ella is a staff
accompanist for Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University and the Music
Librarian/Archivist for Morehouse College. Her life as a musician extends in church
ministry.

Ella’s passion for music also entered another phase some years ago – classical
organ. Over the years in the life of Atlantans, Ms. Lewis was organist and accompanist
for several choirs at the Cascade United Methodist Church, the Ben Hill United
Methodist, and organist for the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in which her service was 18 years. At present, she is the organist and pianist for the Sandy Springs Christian
Church and is entering her 10 th year. Ella Lewis is an able accompanist, having accompanied in many master classes and recitals throughout the United States. She has served as accompanist for the Atlanta University Community Chorus, Opus, Onyx Opera Atlanta, Senior High All-State Choruses (State of Georgia), and several conventions of the National Association of Negro Musicians. Ms. Lewis has accompanied several groups, locally, nationally and abroad. She is the accompanist for the nationally known Uzee Brown Society of Choraliers, based here in Atlanta GA. She performed as accompanist and organist on several international tours, which included a number of countries. Among them are the cathedral at St. Sebald in Neurnburg, the cathedral at Freiburg and St. Johnnes Kirche in Basel, Switzerland. Ella still travels extensively and concertizes on occasions.

She holds memberships in several organizations. Among them are the American Guild of
Organists (AGO), Music Educators’ National Conference, (MENC), Georgia Music Educators’ Association (GMEA), Metropolitan Atlanta Musicians’ Association (MAMA), Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity (∆O), Georgia Association of Educators (GAE), the National Educators Association (NEA), and the National Association of Negro Musicians (NANM) of which she is a former member of the Board of Directors.

In June 2002, she traveled throughout Germany, Switzerland, and France and performed concerts, playing the organ in several major European churches, including the cathedral at St. Sebald in Neremburg, the cathedral at Freiburg and St. Johnnes Kirche in Basel, Switzerland. Ella still travels extensively and concertizes on occasions. Ella holds memberships in several organizations. Among them are the American Guild of Organists (AGO), Music Educators’ National  Conference, (MENC), Georgia Music Educators’ Association (GMEA), Metropolitan Atlanta Musicians’ Association (MAMA), Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity (∆O), Georgia Association of Educators (GAE), the National Educators Association (NEA), and the National Association of Negro Musicians (NANM) of which she is a former member of the Board of Directors.