Lewis Norfleet

Lewis Norfleet serves as Director of Bands at Central Washington University where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and teaches graduate and undergraduate instrumental conducting. He also oversees the CWU Band Program that includes 3 music-major concert bands, the 230-member CWU Marching Band and athletic bands.

Norfleet has conducted performances at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, the Music for All National Concert Band Festival, National Association for Music Education state and regional conferences, as well as numerous honor bands around the country. Most recently, the CWU Wind Ensemble performed at the 2016 Washington Music Educators Conference, the 2017 NAfME Northwest Division Conference and the 2018 College Band Directors National Association W/NW Division Conference.

Prior to his appointment at CWU, Norfleet taught at the secondary and collegiate levels for 19 years. His high school programs in Oregon and Washington performed at several regional and national conferences, were recognized as Oregon State Concert Band Champions, were three-time Northwest Marching Band Champions, and were twice named a Grammy Foundation Signature School. Before teaching in the public schools, Norfleet was the Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant Director of Bands at Oregon State University.

Norfleet is active as a composer and arranger having produced over 300 works for concert band, marching band, jazz band, percussion ensemble and various chamber ensembles. While most of his works have been privately commissioned, some have been published by Tapspace Publications, Matrix Publishing, Jalen Publishing, Marching Monk, Center X Productions, and Marching Show Concepts. He currently serves as a composer and/or arranger for ensembles across the United States and is in demand as an adjudicator and clinician for concert and marching festivals throughout the country.

Norfleet did his doctoral studies in instrumental conducting at the University of Washington and is an alumnus of the University of Oregon where he graduated with honors. He is the Northwest Division Chair of the National Band Association, a member of the Washington Music Educators Association and College Band Directors National Association, and is a Conn-Selmer Educational Clinician.

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