Dr. Mark R. Mowry
Assistant Professor of Voice
D.M., Indiana University School of Music
M.M., Northwestern University
B.A., Luther College
Academic Areas: applied voice, voice pedagogy,
opera workshop (music direction)
Dr. Mark R. Mowry
254 Haas Fine Arts Center
Music & Theatre Arts Department
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Tenor Mark Mowry has performed a diverse range of opera, concert, and recital repertoire which reflects his broad musical interests. He has sung leading roles in such operas as Britten’s Albert Herring, Curlew River, and The Turn of the Screw, Handel’s Acis and Galatea, Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Idomeneo, Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges, Smetana’s The Bartered Bride, and Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress. He sang the role of Enrico Carouser in the world premiere of Edwin Penhorwood’s opera Too Many Sopranos. As concert soloist he has been heard in the music of Bach (Magnificat, St. John Passion, St. Matthew Passion), Britten (Rejoice in the Lamb, St. Nicolas, War Requiem), Handel (Messiah), Haydn (Creation), Mendelssohn (Elijah), Mozart (C Minor Mass, Coronation Mass, Requiem, Solemn Vespers), Sir John Stainer (Crucifixion), and Vaughan Williams (Hodie), among others. An advocate of the song genre, Mowry has participated in numerous master classes devoted to the subject and led by such noted musicians as Graham Johnson, Roger Vignoles, and Håkan Hagegård; his own recital appearances have occurred both at home in the U.S. and, more recently, in the United Kingdom—first at Jubilee Hall in Aldeburgh, England, for the Aldeburgh Festival, and then for his debut recital at London’s Wigmore Hall, for which Graham Johnson was pianist. In addition, Mowry’s various musical activities have taken him to the cities of Chicago, Dublin, Lucerne, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New York, Salzburg, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.
In recent years, Mowry's students have won many awards at competitions such as Wisconsin NATS, Schubert Club Auditions, and at district and regional rounds of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. In addition, his students are regularly accepted into prestigious graduate degree programs in voice performance; graduates in the past three years have received invitations to attend and/or are currently attending University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, University of Michigan, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, University of Colorado-Boulder, University of Houston, San Francisco Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, Mannes School of Music, The Juilliard School, Academy of Vocal Arts, and The Curtis Institute.
Mowry received the Doctor of Music degree from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where he studied with Virginia Zeani, James King, and James McDonald. He received the Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, and the Bachelor of Arts degree from Luther College.
“The American tenor Mark Mowry was compelling and pure-toned in that role [Madwoman in Britten’s Curlew River], totally avoiding the caricature that Peter Pears and many subsequent singers brought to it.” Andrew Clements, Guardian Unlimited (London)
“Mark Mowry, with tall figure and dignified stage persona, revealed a strong, smoothly produced, ear-pleasing tenor as Idomeneo, the King of Crete.” Peter Jacobi, Bloomington Herald-Times
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- MUSI 153/353 Applied Voice
- MUSI 345/545 Voice Pedagogy
- MUSI 280/480 Opera Workshop