Bowens founded his first A Cappella Camp in 2013. His gifted art has wrought him an exceptional background over the years. After completion of his bachelor of music degree program from Washington, DC’s Howard University in 2011, he appeared on Season 3 of NBC’s hit a cappella TV show “The Sing-Off” as a vocal bass contestant and arranger with Afro-Blue (now Traces of Blue). The group placed fourth out of sixteen a cappella groups from across the globe. Later that year, Bowens returned to Cleveland to help further music education in the Cleveland community, especially with teenagers and young men from age nine and up.
He recently finished his master’s program in the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University where he majored in jazz studies with a focus in voice. His ability to arrange has flourished since he started fooling with Finale Notation Software in the seventh grade, while a student at the Cleveland School of Arts. Some of his most recent arrangements and performances have caused him to be recognized in DownBeat Magazine’s 2014 and 2015 Student Music Awards. Bowens currently serves as an adjunct lecturer of vocal jazz and piano studies at Tri-C. Additionally, he has worked with iconic musical artists performing multiple genres, proving that music is a universal language in which he is fluent. He does not know what the future holds, but through his faith and genuine love of the art, he plans to actualize his destiny.