Guitarist Francois Fowler has given recitals in the United States, Canada and Mexico, including concerts in Akron, Albany, Auburn, Beloit (OH), Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus (OH), Columbus (GA), Dayton, Denver, Grand Rapids, Hagerstown, Hartford, Jekyll Island, Kennesaw, Los Angeles, Montréal (Canada), Monterrey (Mexico), Ottawa (Canada), Pittsburgh, Rochester, Saluda (NC), San Jose, Sauble Beach (Canada), Seattle, Spartanburg, Springfield (IL), Syracuse, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tifton, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, and Youngstown. Fowler is the recipient of national and international prizes including finalist in the 2001 Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) International Guitar Competition. A faculty member at the Dana School of Music (Youngstown State University, Ohio), he maintains an active guitar studio and coaches guitar ensembles. Dr. Fowler's students have been prizewinners in competitions and have been offered full scholarships and graduate teaching assistantships to attend graduate music programs including Columbus State University (Georgia), Florida State University, Indiana University-Bloomington, the University of Cincinnati, and Youngstown State University. Fowler obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Ottawa, Canada, where he studied with Ed Honeywell, and his Doctorate from Florida State University where he was a teaching assistant to the renowned pedagogue, Professor Bruce Holzman. Francois performs on a Thomas Humphrey guitar with D’Addario Strings, his compositions and arrangements are published by Clear Note Publications, and his recordings are released by CBC records, Canadian Music Center, Clear Note, Novalis, and independently. His latest CD Sonata features music by C.P.E. Bach, J.S. Bach, Agustin Barrios, Gregorio Huet, and Domenico Scarlatti. Fowler is also a founding member of Duo Allant with flutist Kathryn Thomas Umble, as well as the Fowler/Mrofchak Guitar Duo with Christopher Mrofchak.