Paul has a B.A. in Guitar Performance from Columbia College Chicago and a Master's of Music in Guitar Performance from Roosevelt University. Paul has played in Master classes with Lorenzo Micheli, Pepe Romero in Cordoba, Spain at the 2005 "Festival de Cordoba", Grammy Award winner David Russell in Cordoba, Spain at the 2007 and 2008 “Festival de Cordoba". Paul has also attended and taken part in Master classes by Costas Cotsiolis, Pavel Steidl and Leo Brouwer. Paul is also an ajudicator for guitar juries at Columbia College of Chicago.

Vera Bowser is a young, American, soprano with a degree in Vocal Performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts. Though originally from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, she has spent the last eight years in Chicago pursuing her training and working professionally as a musician and educator. This year marks Vera’s first season with the Chicago Symphony Chorus. She will join the CSC for Berlioz’s Lelio, the Cherubini Requiem, Verdi’s Othello, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass, and the yearly Welcome Yule concert, as well as their tour to New York’s Carnegie Hall this April. Most recently Vera sang the role of Geraldine in Samuel Barber’s “A Hand of Bridge”, performed in a master class by Sheri Greenewald, and sang the soprano solo in Bruckner’s “Psalm 150”. In past years she covered Mimi in “La Bohème”, sang Belinda in Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas”, and Anna in “The King and I”.

Contact Details

  Website
  Person The Lockport Conservatory of Music
  City Lockport , IL
  Zip Code 60441
  Address 133 w 13th st
  Phone Number (815) 838-2982