VOICE – Levels 6-8
Dr. Loewen holds a Doctorate in Music in Performance and Pedagogy (McGill), a Master of Music (McGill), and a Bachelor of Music (University of Toronto). He is a past scholarship student of the Royal Conservatory of Music.
As a soloist, Dr. Loewen has performed with the Edmonton Opera Association, Canadian Opera Company Ensemble, and with choirs across Canada and the United States. He was an enthusiastically received soloist in a tour of Ukraine and sang as soloist at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center with the McGill Chamber Choir in the Mozart Masses in Concert Series.
Since completing graduate degrees in performance, Dr. Loewen’s career has centred on teaching, having taught at The Crane School of Music – SUNY Potsdam, and McGill University. Currently, Dr Loewen teaches at The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists and the Oscar Peterson School of The Royal Conservatory of Music. Dr. Loewen teaches German Diction for the Glenn Gould School Bachelor of Music degree. In 2016 Dr. Loewen founded and coordinated the Royal Conservatory School’s High School Voice Performance Intensive.
Dr. Loewen’s students have been admitted into North America’s leading undergraduate and graduate programs including the Julliard School of Music, Curtis Institute of Music, Indiana University, Manhattan School of Music, the Eastman School of Music, McGill University, Lamont School of Music – University of Denver, University of Toronto, The Glenn Gould School, and Wilfred Laurier University, winning awards such as George London Foundation Career Grants and admission to the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Program. His students have gone on to establish international careers.
Dr. Loewen has embraced the technical world of online teaching, with online students across North America, coaching singers in China as well.
Dr. Loewen is past Voice Specialist and a Senior Examiner of The Royal Conservatory College of Examiners and has served on the RCM faculty since 2004. He has adjudicated and presented for the Royal Conservatory across Canada and the United States. Dr. Loewen is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.