Director of Music and Ministries; Host, Psalm 95 Radio Ministry
A native of Washington, D.C., who grew up in Arlington, Virginia, Kathy Bowman (formerly Kathy Miller) has been involved in music as long as she can remember! From singing around the piano and harmonizing in the car with her family, to playing for church services, denominational gatherings, school choruses and music festivals, Kathy has been immersed in music. She studied both piano and violin from an early age and it didn’t take long for her unique gifts in playing by ear (as well as by note) and in improvisation, to become apparent. Recognizing her talent early on, her high school choral director invited Kathy to serve as conducting assistant and also commissioned her to write an original arrangement of Christmas favorites to be performed and recorded by the school’s choir.
Kathy holds a B.A. in Music from the College of William and Mary with an emphasis in choral conducting and piano. While there, she was invited to be music director for the school’s production of “Cabaret” – conducting both orchestra and singers in multiple performances. Receiving a full scholarship to attend graduate school at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Kathy went on to receive a Masters degree in piano performance and was subsequently offered a full scholarship plus graduate assistantship to pursue a doctoral degree at the Conservatory, but accepted an invitation to join the music faculty at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee instead.
Her professional career has taken her from teaching at the university level through over 30 years as a minister of music in Church of God, Assembly of God and Methodist congregations. She is well-known for producing large-scale dramatic-musical performances and has built successful choral programs in several churches. Kathy served as founding co-pastor and minister of music at Potomac Valley Assembly in Germantown, MD from 1987 to 2002 and then in 2003 became organist/accompanist and subsequently Director of Music and Arts at Trinity United Methodist in Frederick, MD. She also added “music teacher” to her many roles in 2000 when she began teaching vocal and general music at Patapsco Middle School in Howard County, MD. There she conducted 3 award-winning choruses involving over 230 students.