Paul Fowler, piano
Paul Fowler holds degrees in voice, composition and theater from Ithaca College and a Masters of Music in Composition from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. He is active as a composer, pianist, vocalist, teacher and producer, and lives in Boulder, CO, where he conducts the chorus, and teaches theory and world music appreciation at Naropa University.
Fowler's works have been performed at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, the Park Avenue Armory, the National Concert Hall of Taiwan, and Japan’s Suntory Hall among others, and have been featured at Music from Angel Fire, Norway’s Borealis Festival, the MATA Festival, and Belgium’s International Marimba Festival.
Selected performers and commissioners of Fowler’s work include the New York Youth Symphony, SymphoNYC, the Ju Percussion Group, The Crossing (choir), Hope Mohr Dance, and Young Concert Artist Naoko Takada. His music has been awarded the First Music Award, the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, the Louis Smadbeck Composition Award and the Swan Composer Award (Honorable Mention).
Recent projects for the composer include a choral work on Shakespeare, premiered in its entirety by the Ars Nova Singers in June of 2012, and a large-scale collaborative composition between Fowler, Paul Haas, and Bora Yoon, commissioned by and premiered at the Park Avenue Armory, for their Tune-In New Music Festival of 2011.
In 2003 Fowler released his first album, "Photograph," produced by Robbie Parrish at Sugar Hill Studios in Houston. He’s performed at New Orleans JazzFest, the AguaZero Festival in Ecuador, Taos Solar Fest, and on Japanese television, as well as with with jazz luminaries Bruce Dunlap, Donald Walden, Rob Schepps, and Andre Wright.
After touring for several years with Native American artist and Grammy winner, Robert Mirabal, Fowler was associate producer for his award winning album, “In the Blood,” in 2007. He has produced several local artists of New Mexico and Colorado and performs regularly throughout the region.