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 is currently in her 32nd year as a teacher in the Atlanta Public School System, where she is presently the piano instructor, handbell choir director, and accompanist for the North Atlanta High School Center for the Arts. Throughout her tenure, she has served as choral director for several schools, stage/jazz band director, show choir director, and assistant registrar. Along with duties in educating the children in Atlanta, she has been involved with church music for many years. Although her early musical training was dual (piano/specialization in woodwind instruments), her focus is now on classical organ.
Ella Lewis is an able accompanist, having accompanied in many master classes and recitals throughout the United States. She performed as accompanist and organist on several international tours, which included England, and Italy. In June 2002, she traveled throughout Germany, Switzerland, and France and performed in concerts, playing the organ in several major European churches, including the cathedral at St. Sebald in Neurnburg, the cathedral at Freiburg and St. Johnnes Kirche in Basel, Switzerland.
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), and the Metropolitan Atlanta Musicians’ Association. (MAMA)