Music Teacher, Master
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2020

Rick Owens

Music Teacher, Master

About Me

Hello! My name is Rick Owens! I am a music educator living in Charlotte, North Carolina. I taught music in the public schools of North and South Carolina for twenty-seven years at the middle school, high school and community college level. I have a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Furman University in Greenville, SC and a Master's degree in Music Education from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. I also am a Nationally Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolscent through Young Adult Music.

 I taught Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Beginning Band, Music Appreciation, Music Theory, Chorus, General Music, and Effective Speaking in grades five through twelve over his twenty-seven year career. In 2001, I was a featured conductor and clinician at the South Charlotte Music Festival at South Charlotte Middle School.

I've played in the Greenville Symphony Orchestra (Greenville, SC), the UNCC Community Band (principal), the Gulf Wind Ensemble (Clearwater, FL), the Greenville Lakeside Jazz Band (principal), the City Players (Clearwater, FL), and am a founding member of the Furman Saxophone Quartet which was featured at the 1991 North American Saxophone Alliance National Conference. I also founded the Phi Mu Alpha Professional Music Fraternity Jazz Ensemble at Furman University and served as it's conductor from 2000 through 2002.

My expertise is in teaching saxophone from beginniner to collegiate level. I also teach flute and clarinet from beginner to the high school level. I have taught privately for the last 35 years. I welcome all students and am excited to start the journey with you!

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