Greg Bowen is a native Virginian who first began his string studies in Henrico County schools and developed a love of music through participating in Richmond area youth and community ensembles.  After attending workshops/camps in the Eastern U.S. and Canada, Greg headed to the University of Iowa to study with Professor Christine Rutledge-Russell.  There, he gained valuable performance experience working with renowned violists such as Michael Kimber and Marcin Murawski before receiving his Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance in 2017.

 Greg continued his studies with Dr. Ames Asbell at Texas State University where he served as the principal violist for the Texas State Symphony Orchestra.  He also performed with the Aquareena Strings graduate trio, helping to raise the visibility of the School of Music through community outreach programs.  After focusing exclusively on performance in his undergraduate studies, Greg also honed his teaching skills leading group a lessons for the Texas State String Project and providing private lessons for participants.  

 Greg returned to Virginia after earning his Master of Music in Performance and Pedagogy in May 2019 and now looks forward to helping cultivate a love for music in students of all ages.  In his spare time, Greg enjoys traveling, reading science fiction and fantasy novels, and transcribing/orchestrating pieces from various game and theatrical soundtracks.