The Daniel R. Lewis Prize for Music seeks to build more vibrant and fair communities through the catalytic force of music. The Lewis Prize aims to develop, invest in, and inspire a national network of leading creatives whose work in music reflects and advances their communities. The Lewis Prize will focus on performers, educators, researchers, entrepreneurs, artist-led organizations and coalitions whose work consistently overcomes barriers to access and fairness. A confidence in the positive social and emotional impact of music is at the heart of the The Lewis Prize and its vision.