Faculty and Staff
Dr. Jonathan Bowman
Instructor of Piano
Jonathan Bowman began piano studies at the age of 8. He and his siblings
played with such enthusiasm that they often broke strings on their living room
piano. Still noted for his energetic and incisive style, Dr. Bowman has
performed around the United States as well as Germany, Italy, and Japan (and,
perhaps most importantly, Disney World). His areas of academic emphasis
include Baroque performance practice, the church music of Franz Liszt, and
the piano music of Italy’s “generazione dell'ottanta”.
As a high school student Dr. Bowman won the inaugural Eastman International
Young Artist Piano Competition. Twelve years later, while pursuing his DMA at
Eastman, he was delighted to see the other side of the competition in the role
of assistant artistic director. Other favorite musical memories include twice
winning the Gina Bachauer International Piano Teams Competition and
performing as a finalist at the 2005 national MTNA competition.
Dr. Bowman's favorite way to make music is in ensembles. He has been heard
on the radio presenting new music for two pianos, performed Mozart's
Concerto No. 21 with the Southwest Symphony, and has played with the
Eastman Composers' Sinfonietta, the Eastman Chorale, and the Brigham
Young University Men's Chorus. He spent the summer of 2013 as an artist-inresidence
with the Silver Bay String Quartet. His favorite partners, however,
are his violinist wife and their two young sons.
Dr. Bowman is indebted to his teachers: Craig Evans of Santaquin, Utah; Paul
Pollei and Scott Holden at Brigham Young University; William Grant Nabore at
the Argerich Academy on Lake Como; and Douglas Humpherys at Eastman.
He is also indebted to his students who continue to teach him so much about
music and life.