Biography

Dichotomy of Devotion
Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University

 

Countertenor Cody Bowers is a native of Newnan, Georgia where he grew up with a love of music and singing. Mr. Bowers found his countertenor voice in The Spivey Hall Children’s Choir based out of Atlanta, GA. As a student, Mr. Bowers earned the degree Bachelor of Music from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati under the tutelage of celebrated pedagogue, William McGraw in 2015, and later earned a Master of Music degree in Voice performance at Rice University in Houston, TX as the Rita C. Handley-Bollinger Endowed Fellow of Voice and Opera in 2017 as student of the late Dr. Barbara Clark.

Mr. Bowers is an active performer of music from all periods in history and has been featured on the operatic stage with companies like Opera Neo in San Diego, CA, Opera D’Arte at CCM, Cincinnati Opera Fusion, Rice University Opera Theatre, and The Boston Early Music Festival (2019) in principle roles like Tolomeo in G.F. Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Oberon in Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Roane Heckle in Jake Heggie’s Great Scott, L’Enfant in Maurice Ravel’s L’Enfant et Les Sortilèges, Ottone in Claudio Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, and in the summer of 2019, Orlando in Handel’s Orlando. Mr. Bowers is also an avid performer on the concert stage and has been featured as both an ensemblist and soloist in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Italy, and Great Britten. As a countertenor, Mr. Bowers has had the opportunity to sing with various early music groups around the country like Collegium Cincinnati, Bach Society Houston, and The Henry Purcell Society. Mr. Bowers also continues to perform with choral ensembles like VAE: Cincinnati’s premier choral ensemble, The Choir of The Church of the Advent, The Brookline Consort, and The Choir at Trinity Church in Boston. Features include repertoire like Mass in G Minor by Ralph Vaughn Williams, Membra Jesu Nostri by Dieterich Buxtehude, and numerous works by J.S. Bach including both St. John Passion and St. Matthew Passion, and Mass in B Minor.

Mr. Bowers joined the faculty at the North End Music and Performing Arts Center in Boston, MA in January of 2019, and before that taught private voice for 5 years in Georgia, Ohio, and Texas. Mr. Bowers enjoys teaching voice and piano lessons to students of all ages who are interested in growing their skills in Classical, Pop, Musical Theatre or song-writing. Mr. Bowers has also served as a member of the staff at Rice University as a Speech Coach for members of the Rice community seeking to develop their skills in oratory and public presentation. As a proud advocate of the LGBT+ community, Mr. Bowers welcomes students of all identities and walks of life.

 

Panel 1

Listen

Cody Bowers, countertenor
Tom Jaber, piano
Precious Lord, Take my hand arr. Tom Jaber
Performed in Stude Concert Hall at Rice University

Cody Bowers, countertenor
Sarah Bouse, piano
Aus den hebräischen Gesängen from Robert Schumann’s Myrthen op. 25
Performed in Duncan Recital Hall at Rice University

Cody Bowers, countertenor
Jeremy Bruns , organ
“Es ist Vollbracht” from Johannes Passion, BWV 245 
Performed at The Church of the Advent

 

 

 

 

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Panel 2

Resume

 

Here’s what I’ve worked on so far. Click on the link for my resume!

Cody_Bowers_Resume_PDF

Panel 3

Upcoming

Marsh March

MUSIC OF THE ITALIAN BAROQUE

The Marsh Chapel Choir and Collegium present a Concert featuring HANDEL Dixit Dominus, LOTTI Credo in F, and VIVALDI Cello Concerto in A minor, RV 418.

Giovanni_Pierluigi_da_Palestrina

Schola Cantorum Boston

April 2019 – Italian Treasures
Music of Palestrina and Gesualdo

Fri April 5th, 8 PM: First Lutheran Church, Boston MA
Sat April 6th, 8 PM: RISD Museum, Providence RI

Tickets for the RISD concert are $35,
available on their website, and include the Reception afterward:
https://risdmuseum.org/calendar
Tickets for all other venues ($25 General. $8 students and low income)
are available for purchase at the door.

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Boston Early Music Festival – Young Artists Training Program

May 21-June 16, 2019

BEMF 2019 Young Artists will perform G.F. Handel’s Orlando in a production where Mr. Bowers will play the title role.

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Blog

                                                                   Welcome Friends!

Thanks for visiting my brand new page! It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally here. Now, you can direct all your curiosities about what I’m working on here! Tune in when you can for new production photos, schedule updates, and media. I’m really excited to be launching this page, and hope to have some listenable videos and/or recordings up and running by the end of the summer

Lastly, thanks to everyone who contributed their opinions to the layout of this page. It’s working! Couldn’t have done it without you.
Until next time,
Cody

Panel 5

Contact

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