PROFESSOR, EUPHONIUM / TUBA
221, Swope Music Building
- D.M.A, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
- M.M., Temple University
- B.M., University of Cincinnati - College-Conservatory of Music
Jonathan Fowler is the Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCUPA). He holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), Temple University and Rutgers University. During his education Jonathan performed with the CCM Wind Symphony, the Rutgers Wind Ensemble and the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra. Recordings of these ensembles can be heard on the Naxos, Bridge and Mark Custom record labels. His principal teachers include Timothy Northcut, Jay Krush and Scott Mendoker.
As a faculty member at WCUPA, Dr. Fowler teaches applied tuba and euphonium lessons, trumpet class, trombone class, and also coaches small ensembles in addition to running the WCUPA Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble. Aside from performing his own faculty recitals, Dr. Fowler has appeared as a soloist with the WCUPA Wind Symphony and the WCUPA Brass Ensemble.
Jonathan also performs extensively with orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the mid-atlantic, including the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, and the New Jersey Festival Orchestra. Previous engagements have included performances with Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke's, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Harrisburg Symphony, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Reading Symphony, Orchestra of St. Cecilia's, Opera Theatre of New Jersey and Orchestra Teatro Grattacielo. He has performed with notable acts such as Sarah McLaughlin, Il Volo, Celtic Woman, Jefferson Starship, and Michael Feinstein.
Dr. Fowler has been a faculty member at the inaugural 2019 Tuba and Euphonium workshop and 2018 Low Brass workshop (Taller de Trombones) in Panama City, Panama. Previously he has appeared at the International Baroque Festival in Santa Ana, Costa Rica, and the Aruba Music Festival.
Dr. Fowler has also been a regular contributor to the International Tuba and Euphonium Association journal writing reviews for newly composed solos and chamber works.
During the 2019-2020 season, Jonathan will be performing several concerts with the Columbus (OH) Symphony Orchestra as well as a brass quintet tour in December 2019 with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra brass quintet.