Adjunct Instructor of Horn

Continuing Teacher Certificate Program, Oakland University
B.A. Harding University

School: School of Humanities



  • Applied Horn



  • Member, American Federation of Musicians, Local 5, Detroit, MI
  • Member, International Horn Society
  • Member, Warren Cultural Commission
  • Community Volunteer of the Year, Warren, MI 2013 nominated  by the WCCC
  • Staff Member of the Month, Detroit Job Corps Center
  • Attended MSBOA’s workshop on Solo and Ensemble adjudicating



Teaching experience:

  • Rochester College, 2010 – Present
  • Private horn teacher, Anderson Music, Troy, MI
  • GED instructor, academic supervisor, Detroit Job Corps Center 1988-97
  • Luckett Christian Academy, 1984-88
  • Cooter Reorganized Schools, Cooter, MO 1977-78
  • Luxora Public Schools, Luxora, AR, 1976-77

Additional professional experience:

  • 2nd Horn, Lake St. Clair Symphony Orchestra, 1981-Present
  • 2nd Horn, Grosse Pointe Symphony Orchestra, 2002-Present
  • Hornist, Artistry in Brass, Brass Quintet, 2000-Present
  • Plymouth Symphony Orchestra, 2005
  • Principal Horn, Warren Concert Band, 2003-2011



Mr. Lewis is married to Anna (Wineinger) Lewis, who is employed by BASF’s Ovonic Battery Company as a research-and-development cell development specialist. Anna is an alumna of Michigan Christian College. They have two children and three grandchildren. Mr. Lewis’ hobby is his classic car, and he’s won a number of awards and trophies showing his 1984 Chevrolet Cavalier convertible. Anna and Walt are members of the Hazel Park Church of Christ.



  • Pit orchestra: Avon Players, Village Players, Warren Community Theatre, Grosse Pointe Theatre
  • On-call hornist: Macomb Symphony, Livonia Symphony, Birmingham Concert Band
  • Numerous holiday concerts.

Selected significant performances:

  • Michigan Opera Theatre’s “Opera in the Shores”: La Traviata, La Boheme,  Die Fledermaus
  • Musicals: Sweeney Todd, Jekyll and Hyde, Into the Woods, West Side Story, Cats, The Wizard of Oz, Oklahoma, South Pacific, Carousel, The Assassins, The King and I and many more
  • Ballet performances: The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Coppelia