Associate Professor of Guitar
3039 Bliss Hall
fpfowler AT ysu DOT edu
The guitar studio at the Dana School of Music is open to classical and jazz guitar students. Guitar students receive one private lesson per week and also have the opportunity to take part in group settings including: classical guitar quartet, chamber music with classical guitar (guitar with voice, flute, violin, etc…), jazz combos, jazz ensemble, and jazz guitar duo. Click here for audition requirements.
For more information about Dr. Fowler please visit: www.francoisfowler.com
For more information about guitar studies at the Dana School of Music, or to see upcoming guitar events please visit: www.danaguitarassociation.org
Guitarist Francois Fowler has given recitals in the United States, Canada and Mexico, including concerts in Albany, Cleveland, Dayton, Denver, Grand Rapids, Hartford, Jekyll Island, Los Angeles, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, Montréal, Monterrey, Rochester, San Jose, Seattle, Spartanburg, Springfield, Syracuse, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tifton, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg. Fowler is the recipient of national and international prizes including finalist in the 2001 Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) International Guitar Competition. A faculty member at the Dana School of Music (Youngstown State University, Ohio), he maintains an active guitar studio and coaches guitar ensembles. Fowler obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Ottawa, Canada, where he studied with Ed Honeywell, and his Doctorate from Florida State University where he was a teaching assistant to the renowned pedagogue, Professor Bruce Holzman. Francois performs on a Thomas Humphrey guitar with D’Addario Strings, his compositions and arrangements are published by Clear Note Publications, and his recordings are released by CBC records, Canadian Music Center, Clear Note, Novalis, and independently. His latest CD Sonata (ClearNote, 2010) features music by C.P.E. Bach, J.S. Bach, Agustin Barrios, Gregorio Huet, and Domenico Scarlatti. Fowler is also a founding member of the flute and guitar duo, Duo Allant, with YSU colleague Dr. Kathryn Thomas Umble.
Francois Fowler is a D’Addario Performing Artist, he performs on D’Addario Strings.