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WC Spotlight - Quamon Fowler

WC Spotlight - Quamon FowlerName: Quamon Fowler

Hometown: Fort Worth

Year(s) attending WC: 1999

Post WC school?  Received a Bachelor of Art Degree in Music Performance at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and a Master of Art in Music Performance from Texas Tech University.

What is your current job?  Artist in Residence at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for the past three years

What is the best part of your job?  Inspiring students to be better musicians and better communicators on their instrument.

How did your time at WC contribute to your success?  I was around other good musicians who motivated me to practice and get better.

Would you suggest WC to others?  Yes, I would. It's a good starting point. The music program still has leaders who are connected with the original vision for the jazz program.

What is your biggest achievement in life, so far?  I was recognized as third place winner of the 2008 Thelonious Monk Jazz Saxophone Competition and have released six CD projects and one book.

What is your favorite memory of your time at WC?  The concerts and jam sessions we had on campus with the other students.

Did you have a favorite instructor?  Tom Burchill was always so enthusiastic about us thriving as musicians. He took us to jazz festivals and always encouraged us to practice.

How would you describe your ability to make living based off of your WC education?  It was a great environment for practicing and developing musically which paved the way for my continued drive as I moved on.

How important was affordability when choosing to attend WC?  Very important. Tom Burchill help me to get a full scholarship.

How would you describe the individual attention you received at WC? I  was one of the celebrities on campus being that it was a small community of us black musicians. The community came out to our concerts and we always had a lot of fun as we razzled and dazzled the crowd!


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