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date: 13 November 2019

Fowler, Charles B(runer)locked

  • Craig Resta


(b Peekskill, NY, May 12, 1931; d Washington, DC, June 11, 1995). American writer, educator, spokesman, and advocate for arts education. He graduated from the State University of New York at Potsdam (BME 1952), Northwestern University (MME 1957), and Boston University (DMA 1964). Fowler taught public school music in Rochester, New York (1952–6), was a music supervisor in Mansfield, Pennsylvania (1957–62), and served on the faculties of Mansfield State College (now University) (1957–62) and Northern Illinois University (1964–5). He was an editor for the Music Educators Journal (1965–71) and Musical America (1974–89) and an independent arts consultant (1971–95). An extraordinarily active scholar, he wrote and edited over 230 articles and authored and contributed to several books, most notably Can We Rescue the Arts for America’s Children? Coming to Our Senses—10 Years Later...

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