Dr. Fowler is an Iowa City based trumpet teacher and performer. He currently serves as a visiting assistant professor of trumpet at Luther College and adjunct instructor of trumpet at Kirkwood Community College. He is a recent graduate of the University of Iowa where he studied trumpet with Dr. Amy Schendel and is active as teacher and performer in Eastern Iowa.

Musician. Trumpet player. Teacher.

Sample Recordings

 
 

Experience

August 2019-Current

Kirkwood Community College

Adjunct Instructor of Trumpet
  • Awarded a competitive grant funded fellowship open to humanities graduate students at the University of Iowa

  • Develop a platform to share my DMA recording project and associated research digitally

  • Receive training in digital publishing platforms and web design

  • Work with a cohort of ten students and faculty from various humanities fields

February-March 2019

Luther College

Visiting Adjunct Professor of Music-Trumpet
  • Parental leave replacement for first half of Spring term

  • Serve as primary private lesson teacher for a studio of ten students

  • Administer and evaluate mid-term performances

2012-Current

Private Lessons

Freelance Trumpet Instructor
  • Maintain private lesson studios in Iowa City, IA (2016-current); San Marcos, TX (2014-2016); and Charleston, IL (2012-2014)

    • Student successes include: Birch Creek-Symphony Program, Iowa All-State Honors, college scholarships (University of Iowa, Luther College, University of Northern Iowa), position in the Quad Cities Youth Symphony Orchestra, principal trumpet in SEIBA Honor Band and Iowa Honor Band, best of day at Illinois State High School Association Solo and Ensemble Competition, and Division I rating in Texas UIL Solo Competition

October 2020-February 2021

Luther College

Visiting Assistant Professor of Trumpet
  • Sabbatical  leave replacement for Fall 2020 Term

  • Teach trumpet lessons to a large undergraduate studio

  • Coach and Conduct the Trumpet ensemble

  • Lead weekly trumpet seminar class

  • Instruct the trumpet portion of brass methods course for music education majors

Summer 2019

University of Iowa Digital Studio

Studio Summer Fellow
  • Awarded a competitive grant funded fellowship open to humanities graduate students at the University of Iowa

  • Develop a platform to share my DMA recording project and associated research digitally

  • Receive training in digital publishing platforms and web design

  • Work with a cohort of ten students and faculty from various humanities fields

2016-2019

University of Iowa 

Graduate Research Assistant
  • 2ndTrumpet in the Iowa Brass Quintet (Faculty Ensemble)

  • Perform trumpet master class for Iowa All-State Brass Workshop

  • Teach Ableton Live basics to undergraduate students in their final semester as a way to enhance their skills interacting with technology as they enter the job market as future educators, music therapists, and performers 

  • Teach supplementary weekly lessons to trumpet majors working toward the brass proficiency exam

  • Coach University of Iowa Trumpet Ensembles

2014-2016

Texas State University

Trumpet Ensemble Coach
  • Coached and performed in trumpet quintet

    • performed in semi-finals at the 2015 National Trumpet Competition

  • Coached and performed in 9-piece trumpet ensemble 

    • performed in the semi-finals of the 2016 National Trumpet Competition with Winds of Change, a commission, written by John Mills

 

Contact Me

efowler1@gmail.com  |  Tel: 630.390.5495

 

Lessons

 

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