Chair, Collaborative Piano; Repertoire; Vocal Coaching
NEC collaborative piano chair Cameron Stowe has earned a reputation as a leading specialist in the study and performance of song recital repertoire, receiving much critical praise and numerous awards for his commitment to this art form as a performer, researcher and teacher.
Noted for his spirited and sensitive playing, he maintains an active performance schedule as a song recital collaborator, having appeared at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Festival Radio France (Montpellier), Alice Tully Concert Hall, Ravinia Music Festival, San Francisco’s Herbst Theater, Boston's Gardiner Museum and NEC's Jordan Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, La Jolla Chamber Music Society, Philadelphia's Academy of Music, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Asociación Cultural Humboldt in Caracas, Venezuela.
In 2008, Stowe joined the faculty at Aspen Music Festival, overseeing song studies for the Aspen collaborative pianists. Prior to this, he designed a new graduate program in collaborative piano at University of Toronto, and developed song studies and performance there. He also served on the staff at Steans Institute for Young Artists (Ravinia), and coached song repertoire for the Young Artists at Chicago Opera Theater for several seasons. He has given masterclasses for singers and pianists throughout the United States and abroad.
Distinguished honors include prizes from the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition, Tanglewood Music Center, and Juilliard (Richard F. French Doctoral Dissertation Award), and research grants from the Theodore Presser Foundation, and the University of Toronto. He has given world premiere performances of songs by Victoria Bond, Daron Hagen, and Richard Pearson Thomas, and George Tsontakis (Midnight Rain song cycle), and has worked closely with composers Richard Hundley and Lee Hoiby while preparing for performances of their music.
Bachelor of Music, Oberlin College Conservatory. Master of Music, The Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. D.M.A., The Juilliard School. Also studies at the North Carolina School of the Arts, and the Académie de Musique de Sion, Switzerland. Current faculty, The Juilliard School. Former faculty, University of Toronto.