Get to know Steve
Stephen Bowden is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music Performance at Metropolitan State University of Denver under the instruction of Dr. Patricia Surman and is on track to graduate in Fall of 2022. His future education goals are to obtain a Masters in Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts. Originally from Ocean City, Maryland, Stephen has spent his education thus far becoming as well rounded a musician as possible. Other instruments that he plays include piccolo, clarinet, alto saxophone and piano. Prior to enrollment at MSU Denver, Stephen had studied with Vanita Hall-Jones, Dr. Leroy Barton, Michael Williams, and Dr. Melinda Wade-English.
Stephen regularly performs in flute choirs, master classes, wind ensembles, orchestras, and chamber groups associated with MSU Denver and across the US. Stephen has performed at the Kennedy Center with the District of Columbia Different Drummers, performing Carmina Burana in 2008.
Stephen has also performed in master classes for Sandra Church, Brook Ferguson, Susan Hoeppner, Gary Schocker, Jeffery Khaner, Trudy Kane, Dr. Jennifer Grim, Dr. Jaqueline Cordova-Arrington, and Katy Wherry.
Stephen has been awarded Dean’s Excellence for every semester attended for maintaining a 3.5 grade point average or higher since his fall semester of freshman year.
His hobbies include baking, gaming, baseball, and traveling.