Alan Lewis grew up in Southern California and studied organ and harpsichord at Oberlin College and Conservatory, in Ohio. His love for the music of the seventeenth and eighteeenth centuries sparked a passion for music history; he went on to earn an M.A. and Ph.D. in that field at the University of California, Berkeley, as a Mellon Fellow in the Humanities. He came to Calvary Church as the Director of Music in 1997, and oversees an active program of music for children and adults that includes frequent visits from Chatham Baroque, as ensemble-in-residence.
Alan is the Past-President of the Assocaition of Anglican Musicians (AAM), and recently finished a term as the Dean of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He has written frequently for the AAM Journal, and his compositions have been published by Selhah Publications and St. James Music Press. .