Professional Biography of Dr. K. Scott Bowen


Scott Bowen was born in the state of Oklahoma but has lived most of his life in California. He received his musical education at the University of Southern California, earning a Bachelor of Music in Voice, a Master of Music in Choral Studies and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting. In his thirty-plus year career as a distinguished music educator, Dr. Bowen has taught and conducted choral singing at virtually every educational and community level. He has served on the faculties of San Joaquin Delta College, Southeastern Louisiana University, the University of Southern California, the Nevada School of the Arts, and the Idyllwild Arts Academy. He is past conductor of the Baton Rouge Symphony Chorus and has appeared as Guest Conductor of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and the Stockton Symphony Orchestra.

Dr. Bowen has served as adjudicator, clinician and conductor of numerous honor choirs, festivals and choral workshops in the United States, Mexico and Australia. He also has served on the Boards of the Southern California Vocal Association and the Music Association of California Community Colleges (MACCC).

Choral ensembles under Dr. Bowen's direction have toured nationally and internationally, have appeared on local and national television and radio broadcasts, and have been invited to perform at conferences of the American Choral Directors Association and MACCC.

Dr. Bowen was appointed to the faculty of San Joaquin Delta College in 1992 where he serves as Director of Choral/Vocal Studies and teaches music theory, history and literature.


The study of choral and vocal music is a vigorous component of the outstanding music department at San Joaquin Delta College. The College's distinguished faculty has shaped a comprehensive lower division curriculum for music majors that is unsurpassed in its excellence and offerings among any of the California Community Colleges.


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