Experience and Educational Background
Patricia Stowell maintains an active teaching career and performs as a chamber musician and soloist. In the United States she performed most recently on the Arlan Baillie Steinway Series, the Husson College Kenduskeag Series, and the Arcady Music Festival in the state of Maine. Past concerts include performing with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra as well as playing inaugural programs for various area concert series. Her European appearances include tours in Poland and Bulgaria, as well as in Moscow where Patricia lectured on composer Alexander Scriabin and the Russian Symbolist Movement.
In Bulgaria Patricia collaborated with pianist Lorin Hollander in 1996 for duo recitals in Sofia and Blagoevgrad, and in 1998 she was the first in a series of American guest artists to perform during American Music Week in Bulgaria. Patricia returned for a third visit on the occasion of the tenth anniversaries of both the American University in Bulgaria and the University’s annual Spring Artfest to perform at the Palace of Culture in a trio. This festival was broadcast over international television and included radio interviews with Radio Free Europe, giving her an opportunity to express her affinity for Eastern European music.
Every musician’s history includes special teachers, and Patricia had two exceptional ones: her mother, who started her lessons at age four, and Patricia Will (Eastman graduate) who was her prime inspiration for a career in music. Patricia’s education continued on two continents, the recipient of two degrees from the Indiana University School of Music (Bloomington) and a Doctorate in Piano Performance and Chamber Music from Northwestern University. Patricia also studied in Austria (Vienna Hochschule fur Musik and in Europe as a Rotary International Scholar in Germany (Stuttgart Hochschule fur Musik). In addition to maintaining her private studio, Patricia works for Kneisel Hall as director of the Maine Young Musicians Program. She serves as a board member at the Maine Center for the Arts where she was a co-founder of the Chamber Music Society. For two years she has also been the president of the Maine Music Teachers Association.