While Rod Lewis’ primary musical outlet is guitar, his interests and involvement are more broad. He received his BA degree in music education in 1986 and began teaching high school band and classroom music in Pennsylvania. Rod received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in performance at the University of South Carolina in 1998 where he studied under Christopher Berg.
He has worked as a studio guitarist, session musician, and has given solo classical guitar performances throughout North and South Carolina, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Rod has been featured on South Carolina Educational Radio on the program Hanging on to My Baton with Nicholas Smith. He has performed on the Fretworks Series at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. As a composer, Rod has contributed choral service music for the Anglican liturgy, as well as choral settings of Psalms and poems by George Herbert and Gerard Manley Hopkins. He has served as music director and coordinator for the Anglican Church in North America’s Triennial Gathering. In addition to serving as Program Director and professor of music at Columbia International University, teaching guitar and music theory, and directing the chorus, Rod serves as Music Director and Parish Musician at the Church of the Apostles, Columbia, SC.