Cowden, Robert H.

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COWDEN, Robert H.

COWDEN, Robert H. American, b. 1934. Genres: Music, Bibliography. Career: University of Rochester, NY, instructor, summers, 1961, 1964-65; Jacksonville University, FL, assistant professor of music and director of Opera Workshop, 1966-68; Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, assistant professor, 1968-72, adjunct professor of music, 1972-74, director of graduate program in lyric theater, 1968-72, director of fine and applied arts, College of Lifelong Learning, 1972-74, executive producer of television adult education activities, 1972-74, director of Hilberry Classic Theatre, 1969-70, and Lyric Theatre, 1970-71; University of Nebraska, Omaha, J.J. Isaacson Professor of Music and department head, 1974-76; San Jose State University, CA, professor of music, 1976-, department head, 1976-82. Chautauqua Opera Company, director and coordinator of Apprentice Artist Program, 1968; California State Summer School for the Arts, member of music faculty and head of Music Division, 1987-. Michigan Opera Theatre, director, 1969-70; Detroit Symphony Orchestra, director, 1969-72; Banff School of Fine Arts, director, 1971; University of Windsor, director, 1972; performer; consultant. Publications: The Chautauqua Opera Association, 1929-1958: An Interpretive History, 1974; (ed. in chief) Opera Companies of the World, 1992; Classical Singers of the Operatic and Recital Stages, 1994; Popular Singers of the 20th Century, 1999. COMPILER: Concert and Opera Singers: A Bibliography of Biographical Materials, 1985; Concert and Opera Conductors: A Bibliography of Biographical Materials, 1987; Instrumental Virtuosi: A Bibliography of Biographical Materials, 1989. TRANSLATOR: G. Verdi, Un Ballo in Maschera, 1970; Lortzing, Der Wildschuetz; Brecht and Weill, Der Jasager; Pergolesi, La Serva Padrona. Contributor of articles and reviews to music journals. Address: School of Music, San Jose State University, 1 Washington Sq, San Jose, CA 95192-0095, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]