On May 19 Cleveland Chamber Choir announced the appointment of Corey Fowler as the organization’s first Assistant Conductor. Now approaching their sixth season under Artistic Director and co-founder Scott MacPherson, Cleveland Chamber Choir has grown to include over ten performances and outreach programs each year, as well as frequent collaborations with other Northeast Ohio organizations, including BlueWater Chamber Orchestra, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Composers Guild, Cleveland State University, Kent State University, Oberlin Choristers, and Kent Roosevelt High School ChoralWorks.
“On behalf of the Board of the Cleveland Chamber Choir, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Corey Fowler as Assistant Conductor,” CCC Board President Melissa Vandergriff said in a press release. “Corey has been an invaluable member of the CCC family since our debut concert in 2015. He is well connected to our community as a Kent State University graduate, as well as being Director of Choirs at Kent Roosevelt High School and Director of Music at Kent United Church of Christ. His strong Ohio roots and links to the community will help CCC strengthen our commitment to being More than Music! in Northeast Ohio.”
The addition of this new leadership role and the strong choral background that Fowler brings will free MacPherson to focus more fully on creating the extraordinary musical experiences that define the ensemble. “As Founding Artistic Director, it has been incredibly gratifying to see this wonderful professional choral organization grow and evolve in the cultural arts scene of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio during our first five short years. Singer and choral conductor Corey Fowler has been with us from the beginning, assisting me with many of the artistic decisions and rehearsals that have made us so successful,” MacPherson said. “I am so excited at this time that in addition to calling him friend and colleague, I can officially now call him Assistant Conductor of the Cleveland Chamber Choir.”
As Assistant Conductor, Fowler will work closely with MacPherson and Managing Director Kira McGirr in many of the artistic and logistical duties involved in planning for concerts and seasons. “As a singer in the Cleveland Chamber Choir over the past few years, I have come to love the wonderful music we make and the great people that make up our organization,” Fowler said. “I am excited to continue singing with CCC and assist our Artistic Director, Scott MacPherson, in advancing our mission and musical offerings to the Cleveland community.”
Corey Fowler joins Cleveland Chamber Choir as Assistant Conductor effective immediately. Fowler previously taught at Grand Valley Middle School and High School in Orwell, Ohio (Ashtabula County).
He earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting, both at Kent State University. He is a member of the Ohio Music Education Association and is an active vocal and choral adjudicator within the organization. Fowler has sung in the chorus of Opera Cleveland’s productions of Lucia di Lammermoor, Don Giovanni, and La Bohème, and has performed with the Nightingale Opera Theatre in Hudson.
In addition to his new role, Fowler also sings bass in CCC, and is the graphic designer for much of the organization’s print and digital media. He lives in Kent with his wife, Katie, a classical vocalist and voice teacher and member of CCC, their daughters Clara and Nora, and their rescue pit bulls, Bruno and Suzette.
Published on ClevelandClassical.com May 27, 2020.
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