Flute Masterclass and Assistant Band Director at Summer Camp
Teaching Areas:Director of Bands at Salt River High School
Rhonda Bowen is an experienced educator, performer and clinician of flute and piano. An Arizona native, Rhonda graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in both Flute Performance and Music Education from Northern Arizona University. Rhonda went on to receive her Masters of Music in Flute Performance at Michigan State University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Her principal instructors were Philip Swanson (NAU) and Richard Sherman (MSU), additional study with Jonathan Snowden. Further educational opportunities have included participation in the ARIA International Music Academy and Lake Placid Music Institute.
Rhonda’s orchestral experience includes membership in Gilbert Symphony Orchestra, Capital City Symphony in Washington D.C., Symphony of the Southwest and Tempe Symphony. She has also performed with the Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra (MI), Library of Congress Orchestra (DC), Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra and Scottsdale Symphony Orchestra. She has been a member of many chamber groups including Desert Echoes Flute Project, Central Arizona Flute Ensemble (CAFE), Columbia Flute Choir and First Light Ensemble (two flutes/harp). She has performed at National Flute Conventions in Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington DC and Salt Lake City and has had the opportunity to perform at the White House, Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, Library of Congress, National Theatre and NY’s Times Square.
Rhonda is very active in her field and has served on the Board of Directors for Flute Society of Washington (DC) and Arizona Flute Society. As an educator she has taught instrumental music in public schools in Fairfax County, VA and the Phoenix metro area, where her band programs have served over 250 students a year. She has also taught for Columbia Institute of Fine Arts in Falls Church, VA, Levine School of Music in Washington DC, the Phoenix Symphony “One Nation” Project, Curry Summer Music Camp at NAU and Mesa Community College Summer Music Camp. She also has considerable experience in piano performance and pedagogy.
- M.M. in Flute Performance at Michigan State University, Summa Cum Laude
- B.S. in Flute Performance at Northern Arizona University, Magna Cum Laude
- B.S. in Music Education at Northern Arizona University, Magna Cum Laude