Fowler | 303-245-4612

Interim Chair, Core Canidate Assistant Professor
Core Faculty


BA in Music


MM, University of Michigan
BM, Ithaca College

As a classically trained vocalist and composer, improvising pianist, producer and electronic musician, Paul Fowler works across multiple genres in anything from popular music to 21st century art music. A sampling of his projects include the composition of a short film score with Grammy winner Robert Mirabal, an electronic work for San Francisco-based Hope Mohr Dance, a choral work for The Crossing conducted by Donald Nally (Chorus Master of the Lyric Opera) and multiple collaborations with Paul Haas and Sympho using the laptop as an improvising instrument in conjunction with orchestra. Paul has performed leads in opera and musical theater, toured Europe with two choirs, and sung in clubs throughout Milwaukee, upstate New York, and New Mexico. As a pianist, he has performed with jazz artists Bruce Dunlap, Donald Walden, Rob Schepps and Andre Wright and has played across the country as well as in Japan, Ecuador, and most recently at New Orleans JazzFest. His concert works have been performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the National Concert Hall of Taiwan and the Borealis Festival of Norway, among others, and have been awarded the First Music Award, the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, the Louis Smadbeck Composition Award and the Swan Composer Award (Honorable Mention).

Paul recently moved to Colorado from Northern New Mexico, where he maintained a small voice studio and conducted the Taos Community Chorus and vocal jazz ensemble, Taos Junction. He performed extensively throughout the region with his jazz trio, The B Section and a free improv lounge band - Jetpack Rental.  Now in Colorado with his family, Fowler produces albums for local artists, teaches voice, composition, improvisation, and computer-based production and continues to compose concert music. For more information:

Courses: Naropa Chorus, Music Appreciation, Musicianship IV