"Bob Bowker is an unusual musician in that he is conversant in almost every style of music as a singer, composer and conductor. His conducting is inspired and his compositions are accessible and musically challenging for both the listener and the performer. Bob is truly a unique musical treasure."
My group has enjoyed several collaborations with Bob Bowker and his fine chorus, The Lakeside Singers. Our shared efforts resulted in an explosion of on-stage energy which generated palpable excitement from singers and audiences alike... Bob is a superb musician with a great set of ears, terrific attention to detail, and a comfort zone as both composer and conductor with an incredible range of musical styles, classical and vernacular. At my request, Bob created a fabulous arrangement for us which has served us well at home and abroad. On top of being a great musician, he's a fine human being and a joy to work with....I look forward to our next partnership.
Emily Ellsworth, Artistic Director, Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus of Greater Chicago
Bob Bowker's creative and collaborative gifts are wonderful. I always
look forward to the opportunity to do new pieces he's written. His
composition on my "American Songs" disc is a frequently requested piece
by singers looking for new repertoire. When he came to Lawrence as
guest clinician, his music direction was a standout - his positive
attitude matches his rigorous standards for technique andinterpretation, no matter what style he's working with.
Opera Theater and Studio Voice
Conservatory of Music, Lawrence University
Cedille Recording Artist