James Owen Bowyer
James Bowyer earned his undergraduate degree in Music Education from Manchester College, and the Master of Music degree from Westminster Choir College where he majored in Choral Conducting, Voice Performance & Pedagogy, and Music Education. He is a certified Kodály educator, and has taught choral and general music at all grade levels in both public and private settings in Boston, Indianapolis, Seattle, and Kansas City. Most recently he was the Kodály specialist on the faculty of the Conservatory Lab Charter School in Boston. He has also served as a consultant for McGraw-Hill Publishing in their elementary music education division, and he was a contributing author to "Teaching Music Through Performance in Choir," Volume 2 (GIA Publishing).
Mr. Bowyer has been on the music faculties of the University of Puget Sound and Gonzaga University where, in addition to conducting various choral ensembles, he taught courses in music theory, aural skills (dictation, sight singing, and keyboard harmony), class voice, and choral methods. He frequently adjudicates at regional contests and competitions and serves as guest conductor at clinics and choral festivals. As a lyric tenor, he has presented numerous recitals and has appeared as a soloist with a multiplicity of orchestras, including performances of Bach's "B Minor Mass" and Mozart's "Requiem."
Presently Mr. Bowyer is a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting at the University of Washington.
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