Kate Lewis

Lecturer in Music, Postgraduate Research Student
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Kate received a BMus (1998) and MMus (2000) in classical guitar performance from the University of Southern California. She has taught at the University of Southern California, California State University at Northridge, University of Surrey, Loyola Marymount University and Los Angeles Valley College (as Director of Guitar Studies). Kate has performed extensively in the US and Europe as a classical soloist and as a member of numerous chamber ensembles. As well as being a prize-winning classical guitarist, Kate has extensive performing and recording experience with popular music groups from an all female jazz/rock trio to a classical/pop ensemble to many pop and rock groups.

She is currently a member of the American Guitar Society, Guitar Foundation of America, European Guitar Teacher Association, College Music Society, American Musicological Society, Royal Musical Association, International Association for the Study of Popular Music (UK and US) and Society for American Music.

Research interests

Popular music, guitar performance, women in popular music, gender studies.


MUS 2045: Music, Politics and SocietyMUS 3046: African-American MusicMUS 3055/6/7: Dissertation A/B/C (supervisor)MUS 1034: Topic Study 1B: Popular Music (Module Contributor)MUS 2044: Jazz Studies (Module Contributor)MUS 2065 Topic Study 2B: World Music.