About Jessica Bowen
Get to know Jessica Bowen
An avid educator, in addition to her position as Music Teacher at Music & Arts, Jessica currently serves on the faculty for the Empire State Youth Orchestra CHIME program as a Site Leader and Strings, Percussion, and Winds teaching artist — a position she’s held since 2018. She has held positions as Music Director at Catholic Central High School and worked for the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Guilderland Music Academy, and Rocky’s Music Studio.
Jessica gathers inspiration from various genres of music, spanning everything from 60s rock n’ roll to Indian classical string playing to American folk and electronic music among the western classical tradition. She works to cultivate appreciation for all genres of music, cultures, and traditions in her teaching and performing. Influenced by this music Jessica frequently writes, experiments, performs in these styles.
An advocate for the arts, Jessica strives to help young musicians realize their highest potential, create connections between music and other performing arts, and elevate appreciation for the arts so music will be an avenue of personal exploration for budding young musicians for generations to come. Jessica earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the Crane School of Music and currently studies with Burton Kaplan, former Professor of Violin at Manhattan School of Music.