Henry Lewers is a freelance pianist, music director, and coach, specializing in jazz and musical theater. Currently living in Peterborough, NH, Henry serves as the Interim Music Director for the United Church of Jaffrey, works part-time on the Admissions Staff at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, and teaches music at High Mowing School in Wilton, NH. He graduated with honors from St. Olaf College in 2012 with a Bachelor of Music with Elective Studies in Theater. In his time there, Henry was a pianist in St. Olaf's award-winning jazz band directed by Dr. Dave Hagedorn -- named the best large undergraduate jazz ensemble in 2011 by Downbeat Magazine, a well-regarded jazz monthly. Henry also sang for three years under Dr. Christopher Aspaas in the St. Olaf Chapel Choir, whose performances have been broadcast nationally on television and radio in the annual St. Olaf Christmas Festival.
Henry has extensive experience in musical theater. Music direction credits include A Chorus Line, Violet, Songs For a New World, Seussical, Pirates of Penzance, Bye Bye Birdie, and Patience. In addition, Henry has served as Assistant Music Director under Robert Meffe at Quisisana on Lake Kezar, a high-end resort in Maine, as Accompanist for the College Light Opera Company in Falmouth, Massachusetts, and played for productions by the Peacock Players and New Thalian Players. Last May, Henry produced and directed Infinite Joy -- A Retrospective Broadway Revue for St. Olaf's Lyric Theater program, a show which traced the history and development of the musical theater by highlighting important composers, shows, and songs of the genre.
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