One of Southeast Asia’s most prominent trumpet artists and educators, Joseph Bowman has been Professor of Trumpet at Mahidol University College of Music in Bangkok, Thailand since 2003, where he teaches applied trumpet, performs with the faculty ensemble BrassArts Bangkok, and teaches trumpet literature, pedagogy and orchestral repertoire. Prior to his appointment at Mahidol, he served on the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Martin, USA and as a graduate teaching assistant at Arizona State University.
A member of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra since 2008, and Associate Principal trumpet since 2021, Bowman has previously performed with the Memphis Symphony, the Phoenix Symphony, and many other regional orchestras in the US. He has given solo performances and master classes across the United States, Asia, and Europe. Recently, he performed as a soloist with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, appeared in recital and in presentations at the International Trumpet Guild Conferences, and given master classes at the Central Conservatory in Beijing, the National University of Singapore, and the Hanoi Conservatory in Vietnam. As a performer, Bowman has recorded for Summit, D’Note, and Naxos American.
Bowman has been a member of the Board of Directors for the International Trumpet Guild since 2009, and is also Vice President of the Thailand Trumpet Guild. In 2005, Bowman and Mahidol University had the honor to host the 2005 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Bangkok, which was a tremendous success and drew strong acclaim. He has served ITG in many capacities over the past decade, including as youth web editor from 2001-2008. An avid writer, he has over one hundred publications in the International Trumpet Guild Journal, The Instrumentalist, Mahidol Music Journal and the NACWPI Journal.
Bowman has served as Associate Dean for International Relations at the College of Music since 2011, where he oversaw the development of the “Mahidol Music International Network” of over 40 institutional partners. He is also the Chief Executive for the Southeast Asian Directors of Music Association (SEADOM), a regional association with over 70+ members.
Dr. Bowman received a DMA and MM from Arizona State University, and a BM from the University of Cincinnati. His teachers have included David Hickman, Samuel Pilafian, Alan Siebert, Marie Speziale, Vince DiMartino, and Pat Harbison. He lives in Bangkok with his wife Lisa, and his son Alex.
Joseph Bowman is an endorsing artist for Bach trumpets.
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