"Bob Bowker is an unusual musician in that he is conversant in almost every style of music as a singer, composer and conductor.  His conducting is inspired and his compositions are accessible and musically challenging for both the listener and the performer.  Bob is truly a unique musical treasure."

Cliff Colnot


My group has enjoyed several  collaborations with Bob Bowker and his fine chorus, The Lakeside Singers.  Our shared efforts resulted in an explosion of on-stage energy which generated palpable excitement from singers and audiences alike...  Bob is a superb musician with a great set of ears, terrific attention to detail, and a comfort zone as both composer and conductor with an incredible range of musical styles, classical and vernacular.  At my request, Bob created a fabulous arrangement for us which has served us well at home and abroad.  On top of being a great musician, he's a fine human being and a joy to work with....I look forward to our next partnership.

Emily Ellsworth, Artistic Director, Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus of Greater Chicago


Bob Bowker's creative and collaborative gifts are wonderful. I always
look forward to the opportunity to do new pieces he's written.  His
composition on my "American Songs" disc is a frequently requested piece
by singers looking for new repertoire.  When he came to Lawrence as
guest clinician, his music direction was a standout - his positive
attitude matches his rigorous standards for technique andinterpretation, no matter what style he's working with.

Patrice Michaels
Opera Theater and Studio Voice
Conservatory of Music, Lawrence University
Cedille Recording Artist