Studies: Ithaca College; University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.
A classically trained vocalist and composer, improvising pianist, producer and electronic musician, Paul Fowler works across the divide between classical, jazz, world, pop and avant-garde musics. His concert works, described by the New York Times as “radiant, ghostly, and shimmering,” have been performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the National Concert Hall of Taiwan and the Borealis Festival of Norway among others, and have received the First Music Award, ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, Louis Smadbeck Composition Award and Swan Composer Award (Honorable Mention). A sampling of his recent projects include a film score with experimental guitarist, Janet Feder, an overtone choir piece for the Ars Nova Singers, a site-specific collaborative work for orchestra composed with Bora Yoon and Paul Haas for New York’s Park Avenue Armory, a set of songs for The Catamounts' production of “God’s Ear” at Boulder’s Dairy Center (in which Fowler also acted), and an electronic work for San Francisco-based Hope Mohr Dance. The Crossing recently recorded three of his choral works for separate albums on Navona and Innova labels. As a classical voice soloist Fowler has performed with the Syracuse Symphony, New York's cutting edge ensemble SYMPHO, and with several choirs in Colorado and New Mexico. He can also be heard scatting in jazz clubs and singing on various albums produced in the Colorado region. As a pianist and sideman Fowler has worked with jazz luminaries, Bruce Dunlap, Rob Schepps, and Andre Wright, was musical director for Grammy-winner Robert Mirabal, and has performed across the country as well as in Japan, Ecuador, and at New Orleans JazzFest. At his home in Boulder he produces albums for local artists, maintains a private teaching studio and teaches several courses at Naropa University. Fowler studied voice, composition and theater at Ithaca College (BM) and composition at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (MM).
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