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Hilary Lowery

Dr. Hilary Leonard Assistant Professor of Music


Dr. Hilary Loweryis the Assistant Professor of Single Reeds at Bemidji State University. She holds performance degrees from the University of Oklahoma and the University of Kansas. Dr. Lowery has a passion for exploring a wide range of new music and exposing her students to a variety of musical styles and composers, especially those from diverse backgrounds. She is set to release her first album, entitled “Conjuring the Numinous,” this spring.

As a performer, Dr. Lowery has performed in Belgium, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, and throughout the United States. She has recently performed with the Classical Beat Festival 2019, touring in cities across Germany. Dr. Lowery worked considerably as a chamber musician, performing with the Virago Quartet and Trio Soave. She is looking forward to her performance at ClarinetFest 2022 in Reno, Nevada, where she will be premiering multiple works.

As a teacher, Dr. Lowery has given masterclasses at universities throughout the Midwest, such as the University of Kansas and the University of Oklahoma. She enjoys working with students on a variety of topics, ranging from reed care to performance anxiety. Dr. Lowery has a passion for new music and enjoys exposing her students to music and composers from diverse backgrounds. This love for discovering new works has inspired her to expand upon her research of “Conjuring the Numinous – New and Lesser Known Works for the Clarinet,” published in 2020.

Previous instructors include Dr. Stephanie Zelnick, Dr. Suzanne Tirk, Dr. David Etheridge, Bradford Behn, and Dr. Jane Carl.