Amy Lewis began at James Madison University as a Future Faculty Fellow and is currently an assistant professor of music education where her research is focused on Critical Race Theory in music education. Previously she studied her doctoral work at Michigan State University in music education with a research focus on Critical Race Theory, antiracism education, and activism in music education. As a public music teacher, she taught K-1; 6-8 general music, beginning band, middle school choir, and jazz band in the Chicagoland suburbs. She received the 2019 Black Faculty, Staff, and Administrators Association Emerging Leader Award and was also named the 2015 Illinois Education Association Teacher of the Year. She is an active clinician and guest lecturer on topics pertaining to equity in music education. She earned her B.M.E. degree from DePaul University and an M.A. from Concordia University. Her work is published in Action, Criticism, and Theory in Music Education, and Michigan Music Educator Journal.