Dr. Meredith Bowen is the Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at Radford University in Radford, VA, where she teaches classes in choral conducting, vocal pedagogy, choral methods, choral literature, and conducts three choirs. Her two current scholarship interests are restoring, publishing, and performing music written by 17th century women and the impact of socially conscious programming. She enjoys an active guest conducting schedule, is an inaugural member of mirabai, a professional-level women’s ensemble, and is on faculty for the Choral Music Experience Institute and the Virginia Governor’s School for the Visual and Performing Arts and Humanities.
Previous to her appointment at Radford, Bowen taught K-12 general music, choir, and band in Lansing, MI, and was the Artistic Director of multiple ensembles in Michigan including: Sistrum, Lansing Women’s Chorus., Holland Chorale, Battle Creek Girls Chorus and Community Chorus.
Bowen holds a B.S. in Music Education from West Chester University, and M.M. and a D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University. She studied conducting with David DeVenney, David Rayl, Jonathan Reed, Sandra Snow, and Doreen Rao.