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He is recorded on the Living Artists label and is featured on a CD of music by Argentine composer Valdo Sciammerella entitled Rosas de Pulpa Rosas de Cal.  His playing can also be heard on Belmont University composer Mark Volker's CD entitled Elemental Forces, which is recorded on the Centaur label. 


Dr. Bowles is an active member in several musical organizations.  For many years, Dr. Bowles has been a member of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to the performance of musical compositions by living composers. He has served as Treasurer and Vice President of Membership for BAMA and as a liaison between BAMA and the Birmingham Metro Music Forum.  He also served as Grant-Writer for the Alabama Music Teachers Association. 

Dr. Bowles currently teaches on the piano faculties of the Birmingham-Southern College Conservatory of Fine and Performing Arts and the Community School of Music of the University of Montevallo.  Dr. Bowles’ students regularly win prizes at competitions hosted by such organizations as the Alabama Music Teachers Association, the National Federation of Music Clubs, the Elbert P. Lingo Keyboard Artists Competition and the Donna Shugart Sonata-Sonatina Competition.  He has also taught private piano students at the college level, some of whom were majors, as well as Piano Literature for piano majors and two sections of class piano for the University of Montevallo.  In addition, Dr. Bowles has served as a collaborative pianist for students at Birmingham-Southern College, the University of Montevallo, and the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. 


Dr. Bowles holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music (BM) and New England Conservatory (MM), and he received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.  He has studied with Milton Stern, Barry Snyder, Jacob Maxin, and Eugene and Elizabeth Pridonoff. 


In the summer of 2012, Dr. Bowles was invited to Macagno, Italy to participate in the soundSCAPE New Music Festival to perform 4-hand and duo piano repertoire with Kathryn Fouse, Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. 

Selected Performances

J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Prelude and Fugue in A Major, Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I

Let All Things Now Living

Arranged by Shirley Brendlinger


Visions of Inspiration

10 Expressive Arrangements for Solo Piano   

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Monroe Golden (1959- ) 

43 Commas for Flute, Piano, and Electronic Sound 

Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947): 

Le rossingnol eperdu: L'Ange verrier 

“The Glass Angel” from The Nightingale Lost   

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