BIOGRAPHY

Tom Bowden

Education

 

Thomas Bowden is a performing percussionist and educator based in the Miami area.  Regionally, he has performed with the New World Symphony, Miami Symphony Orchestra, South Florida Symphony, and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.  He has attended the National Orchestral Institute and Miami Summer Music Festival where he performed under conductors Leonard Slatkin, John Morris Russell, Christopher Seaman, Grzegorz Nowak, and Michael Rossi.  In addition to his performing work, he maintains a schedule as a percussion teacher to students throughout Miami-Dade County at Miami Palmetto Senior High School and Palmer Trinity School.  Before living in Miami, he resided in Philadelphia, PA and Michigan where he performed with Symphony in C, the Lansing Symphony, and the Southwest Michigan Symphony.  During his time in Philadelphia, he was on faculty as a percussion teacher at the Settlement Music School.  Thomas holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in percussion performance from the University of Miami.  His prior percussion studies took place at the University of Michigan for his Bachelor's degree in percussion performance and Temple University for his Master's degree in percussion performance.

The SFCPA is a Knight Arts Challenge winning, non-profit organization dedicated to creating new and enhancing existing opportunities to study, perform, and enjoy music through percussion. Along with educational programs from classical to world percussion, we help make music accessible to our community through school presentations, workshops, and performances. We also meet a challenge of studying percussion: access to literature, instruments, and rehearsal space in our 4000 sq.ft. facility!

Free Friday Drum Jam | every Friday 7-9PM | all ages and abilities

Everyone is invited to try out the instruments, learn from one another, and just jam out! 

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