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 James Owen Bowyer

Dr. James Bowyer is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at McPherson College (McPherson, Kansas USA) where he teaches courses in music education, choral studies, ear training, and applied voice. Each summer he serves on the faculty of the American Kodály Institute, Loyola University Maryland’s graduate music education program. He previously taught on the faculties of Indiana University South Bend, Brooklyn College, the University of Wyoming, the University of Puget Sound, and Gonzaga University. His textbook, Creative Sightsinging (Santa Barbara Music Publishing), has been adopted by high schools and colleges across the United States and around the world. Creative Sightsinging II: From Folksong to Masterwork is in the works. He presently serves on the editorial advisory board of Music Educators Journal and has written articles for Choral Journal, Orff Echo, and Music Educators Journal. He has contributed to the Teaching Music Through Performance in Choir (GIA Publications) series. A Kodály and Orff specialist, his research agenda focuses on music literacy, movement, and music education pedagogy. He holds the Master of Music in Choral Conducting, Voice Performance & Pedagogy, and Music Education from Westminster College where he studied with Joseph Flummerfelt, James Jordan, and Marvin Keenze. He earned the Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from the University of Washington, where he studied with Vinson Cole and Geoffrey Boers. He has taught music for nine years in public, private, and charter school settings in Indiana, Missouri, Massachusetts, and Washington. 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 range of orchestras, most recently Bach’s B Minor Mass, Mozart’s Requiem, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. An active composer and arranger, he now has eight choral pieces in print.

James Owen Bowyer has 6 titles published with Santa Barbara.
Click on any title below to view the complete score and hear a recording if available.

Creative Sightsinging BOOK SBMP 835
Daybreak SA SBMP 1575 Audio Audio Video
Daybreak SATB SBMP 1671 Audio Audio
Daybreak TTBB SBMP 1702 Audio Audio
Shady Grove TTBB SBMP 1489 Audio
The Cherry Riddle Song SATB SBMP 1610 Audio

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