Grace Katheryn Lewis is a self-proclaimed lover of music. She is majoring in piano pedagogy and performance and sees her future in music education, where she can help piano students succeed. She also is pursuing a certificate in music technology in order to teach the next generation how to create their own music using technology.
Get to Know Grace Lewis
Why did you decide to attend the University of North Florida?
I chose UNF because of its amazing School of Music. The professors and students are so incredibly gifted. Many people had encouraged me to audition, and I am so glad I did! My audition into the school was very special. The professors were so encouraging, and the audition was an amazing experience. I was immediately accepted, and the professors helped me register for classes and brought me into the piano family. The UNF music school has really become my family.
What do you like most about UNF?
I love the people at UNF. I love the students, and I love the professors. Together, we make UNF a place that is full of knowledge, mentorship and bright futures.
What does being an Osprey mean to you?
To me, being an Osprey is more than just being a student at UNF; it is the opportunity to learn how to become a lifelong student. All of life is a classroom, and we as individuals have the ability to change our world through our pursuit of knowledge. Being an Osprey is about humility; we will never learn if we do not realize how little we know. Being an Osprey is about discipline; we must persevere because knowledge does not come without sacrifice.
What’s your favorite UNF tradition?
Not sure if this is a UNF tradition, but I love student graduation recitals. It is always an exciting time of celebrating the achievement of my fellow classmates. I love being able to watch my friends perform and celebrate their success.
If you could meet one historical figure for coffee, who would it be?
I would absolutely love to meet Johann Sebastian Bach. He was a brilliant composer and his life revolutionized Western music. He wrote more music than any human being on earth! What an achievement! I wonder what his secret was. I believe it was founded upon his faith. To quote, “The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.”