Dr. Gail Lewis is the instructor of the Horn Studio at Butler University’s School of Music. She also teaches Music Theory, primarily Aural Skills (ear training), emphasizing its use and importance to the performer. Dr. Lewis is a member of the Owensboro Symphony and performs regularly with several regional orchestras in the Midwest. She also enjoys performing with various chamber groups in the Indianapolis area and teaches private students and adults from Indianapolis and surrounding areas. Dr. Lewis is a member of the Athena Brass Band (playing Alto Horn) and has also performed with the Monarch brass ensemble. Dr. Lewis has performed and presented clinics at numerous International Women’s Brass Conferences, InternationalHorn Society Symposiums and Horn Workshops in the Midwest, Mid-North and Southeast regions. Her main area of research focuses on Horn pedagogy. Dr. Lewis earned her DMA in Performance and Music Theory from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she attended the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester earning a MM in Performance, and her undergraduate studies were at Capitol University in Columbus, OH, where she majored in both Performance and Music Theory. Dr. Lewis studied with Douglas Hill, Verne Reynolds, Nicholas J. Perrini, Frøydis Ree Wekre and Ethel Merker. Dr. Lewis enjoys reading historical fiction and nonfiction, and she loves to travel, including excursions in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota wilderness canoeing and dog sledding.