Suzanne Higgins Bowles - Music Faculty

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Suzanne Higgins Bowles is adjunct professor of voice, teaching vocal pedagogy, applied voice, and class voice at Dallas Baptist University. In addition to her teaching duties at DBU, she is adjunct professor of voice at Texas Woman's University in Denton, and also maintains a private studio in the Dallas area.

Mrs. Bowles' teaching résumé includes vocal pedagogy, diction, applied voice, and class voice at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has also served as a member of curriculum and advisory committees in music education and musical theater as well as an undergraduate advisor.

Mrs. Bowles holds a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Baylor University and a Master of Music degree in vocal performance from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to teaching, Mrs. Bowles, a soprano, has maintained a singing and solo performance career involving recital, oratorio, operatic, and musical stage roles for university, community, and local church events.

Students who have studied with Suzanne Bowles are performing in professional and semi-professional organizations throughout the U.S. including musical theater, opera, and community choruses. Many have completed or are currently studying toward graduate and post-graduate degrees.

Mrs. Bowles is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and has sung and participated in numerous musical conferences and conventions. Many of her students have competed at local and regional NATS competitions, several of them receiving first place honors. She is relied upon as a clinician and adjudicator for school and vocal competitions and workshops.

Mrs. Bowles, with her husband, Ron Bowles, Dean of the College of Fine Arts at DBU, makes her home in Plano, Texas. They are members of Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas. Their special interests include attending concerts, history, and travel.



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