David M. Lowry
David Lowry is the Parish Musician of the
Church of the Good Shepherd, Columbia, South Carolina, the principal
Anglo-catholic parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South
Carolina. He is Professor of Music, Emeritus, at Winthrop University,
Rock Hill, S.C., where he has held an appointment since 1965
and continues to teach part-time. He also continues as Music
Director of the York County Choral Society in Rock Hill.
In the more than three decades at Winthrop,
he has sent off many fine students into careers in church music,
education, and the concert field. He continues to be a leader
in the Association of Anglican Musicians (AAM) for which is has
been its president, the Royal School of Church Music, for which
he is currently secretary of the board of directors for RSCM
in America, and several facets of the AGO and the Episcopal Church.
David's zeal for the support of composers
is evidenced by the commissioning and the performance of a number
of works, including AAM members David Ashley White, Robert J.
Powell, Nicholas White and Gary Davison. With partial retirement,
he searches for even more effective support of creative work
for organ, chamber groups and chorus.
David Lowry holds the BM degree from Baldwin-Wallace
College, Cleveland; the SMM from Union Theological Seminary,
New York; and the DMA from the University of North Texas. Summer
studies in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and New College, Oxford
have played important roles in the direction his career has taken
Lowry's e-mail address is DavidL1205@aol.com.
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