Jeffrey Bowen, DMA

Jeffrey Bowen, DMA

DMA, Musical Composition

Adjunct Faculty, Performing Arts and Arts Leadership (Guitar)

Phone: 206-296-5360

Building/Room: Hunthausen 062

Jeffrey Bowen CV (PDF)


Jeffrey Bowen is a composer, guitarist, and co-director of the Inverted Space Ensemble, which promotes new music in Seattle through concerts, commissions, and academic residencies. In addition to Inverted Space, he has performed with the Seattle Modern Orchestra, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, and recently with the Seattle Mandolin Orchestra on their program "The Wheel," and with the University of Washington Wind Ensemble as the soloist in James Bonney's electric guitar concerto, DARKlightNESS. His compositional work explores the potential of musical structure to channel and transfigure lived experience, and his works have been performed by Pascal Gallois, Maja Cerar, Beta Collide, Ensemble DissonArt, and the Luminosity Orchestra, among other ensembles in the USA and Europe. In 2013 his orchestral piece Stalasso was chosen by conductor Ludovic Morlot for the Seattle Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Works program, and he has recently presented work at the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music, the University of Nebraska’s New Music Festival, the University of Washington’s Harry Partch Festival, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, and the International Computer Music Conference. He teaches private lessons throughout the greater Seattle area, and has been teaching guitar at Seattle University since 2018. He completed a D.M.A. in Composition at the University of Washington in 2015, where he studied principally with Joël-François Durand, and holds a B.A. in Guitar Performance and Composition from Stanford University.