Frederick Lowe, D.M.
Title/s: Director of Ensembles
Conductor, Wind Ensemble & Pep Band
Office #: Mundelein 175
Dr. Frederick Lowe is the director of ensembles at Loyola University Chicago, where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and basketball pep band, and also teaches a course introducing the art of music listening. In addition to his duties at Loyola University Chicago, in August 2013 Dr. Lowe was named the conductor of the Palatine (IL) Concert Band, an ensemble established in 1875 that has been in continuous operation since 1955, and features 80 select musicians playing the finest concert band repertoire.
Dr. Lowe earned his bachelor of music degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he studied clarinet with Deborah Chodacki, and where he also served as a graduate assistant with the Michigan Marching Band. He then served as the assistant band director at Lake Zurich (IL) High School, where he directed the concert, symphonic and marching bands and taught music theory and electronic music composition. Upon leaving Lake Zurich, he earned his master and doctor of music degrees in conducting at Northwestern University, studying with primary teacher Dr. Mallory Thompson. While at Northwestern, Dr. Lowe guest conducted the Contemporary Music Ensemble, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble. He also assisted with the “Wildcat” Marching Band and the men’s basketball pep band. Dr. Lowe has participated in conducting symposia with conductors including H. Robert Reynolds, Jerry Junkin, Larry Rachleff, Craig Kirchhoff, John Whitwell, and Allan McMurray.
Dr. Lowe has traveled to Singapore, where he spent three weeks working as a music clinician in five public schools and appeared as a guest conductor with the Singapore Festival Winds. He served as a guest conductor with the McHenry County (IL) Youth Orchestras, and has judged several music festivals in the Chicago area. His work has been published in the GIA Publications series Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, in Volume VI, the revision of Volume I, and the volume highlighting solos with wind ensemble accompaniment.
D.M. in Conducting, Northwestern University
M.M. in Conducting, Northwestern University
B.M. in Music Education, University of Michigan
Professional & Community Affiliations
Dr. Lowe holds memberships in the College Music Society, the College Band Directors National Association, the National Association for Music Education, Kappa Kappa Psi, and Tau Beta Sigma.