Nathan Bowen received his doctorate in music composition at the CUNY Graduate Center, studying with Douglas Geers, Amnon Wolman, and Tania León. His dissertation on mobile phone music received the Barry Brook Dissertation Award. His work on mobile phone music has garnered invitations to conduct research at IRCAM with the Real Time Interactions Team in Paris and Goldsmiths in London. He has presented at Expo ’74 Brooklyn, SEAMUS, ICMC, and NYCEMF, where he is an original member of the steering committee.
At Moorpark College he has been active in campus life and has served in a variety of roles, including Academic Senate Secretary and Vice President, Sabbatical Committee Co-Chair, Co-Chair of Education Committee on Accreditation and Planning (EdCAP), Co-Chair of Study Aboard Advisory Committee, Co-Chair of District Instructional Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC), Student Club Advisor, and is now assuming the role of Honors Program Coordinator.