Brian L. Bowman enjoys a distinguished career as a soloist, clinician, recording artist,
educator and administrator. Currently regents professor of euphonium in the College of
Music at The University of North Texas, Dr. Bowman has held the principal euphonium
position, in addition to being a featured soloist, in each of the bands he has been associated
with: The University of Michigan Symphony Band, The United States Navy Band, The
United States Bicentennial Band, The United States Air Force Band and The River City
Brass Band in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
He is in demand as a guest soloist with high school, university, municipal and professional
ensembles. He has performed as a soloist in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, the Virgin Islands,
Norway, Finland, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Great Britain, France, Italy, Switzerland,
Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Tonga, Thailand and the People's Republic of China.
Perhaps it is his dedication to outstanding musical performance that makes him such an
inspiring clinician and educator. His students occupy prominent positions in professional
organizations worldwide including principal chairs in the Washington, DC military bands.
He is the author of Practical Hints for Playing the Euphonium/Baritone Horn and he
frequently publishes articles in professional journals. His edition of the Arban Complete
Method is the only complete bass clef edition of this famous brass method. His work as a
clinician and soloist at such conferences as the Mid-West International Band & Orchestra
Clinic, The British Association of Symphonic Bands & Wind Ensembles and many national
and international brass symposia have won him international recognition. In 1989 he was
awarded the British Magazine's "Euphonium Player of the Year," and in 1995 was given
the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Tubists Universal Brotherhood Association. He
is the only living euphoniumist to be included in the book Twentieth-Century Brass Soloists
by Michael Meckna.
Dr. Bowman believes that music is a most effective art form when used to communicate.
To hear him or study with him is to know he is a powerful communicator and a master of
that art form.
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University of North Texas. College of Music. College of Music Program Book 2011-2012: Ensemble & Other Performances, Volume 3. Denton, Texas. UNT Digital Library. http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc114725/. Accessed September 2, 2014.