Durrell Bowman has a Ph.D. in Musicology (UCLA, 2003), a Certificate in Computer Applications Development (Conestoga College, 2010), and a Master of Library and Information Science (Western University, 2018). For about a decade, he developed and taught music history courses as an adjunct or visiting instructor at seven institutions all across North America. He has also worked as a semi-professional choral singer, built websites, and presented numerous conference papers and invited talks. In addition, he has written books, book chapters, journal articles, media and book reviews, reference entries, and program notes. His books are: Experiencing Peter Gabriel: A Listener’s Companion (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), Experiencing Rush: A Listener’s Companion (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), and Rush and Philosophy: Heart and Mind United (co-editor and three chapters, Open Court Publishing, 2011).
After degrees in Waterloo and Toronto, Dr. Bowman earned his Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). As an IT consultant, he programmed the American Musicological Society’s Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology web database, prepared media-enriched/web-based program notes for the Bowdoin International Music Festival, independently created music history & culture websites and related instructional videos, and developed several additional websites. In 2016-18, he completed his MLIS at Western University, including an eight-month co-op work term as a library technician and cataloguer for the Parks Canada National Library. He’s still trying to figure out how to combine Musicology, Information Technology, and Library & Information Science. He worked in 2018-19 as a Customer Service Representative for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and in 2019-20 has been working as a computer technology, e-commerce, Order Support Specialist for Majorel (Arvato/Bertelsmann).