Performing & Media Arts Department Chair, Professor of Music, Director of Theory & Music Technology, Honors Program Coordinator, Faculty Advisor
Monday: 9:00 am-11:00 am, Tuesday: 9:00 am-9:00 am, Wednesday: 9:00 am-11:00 am, Thursday: 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Ph.D., M.Phil., Music Composition, The Graduate Center, CUNY
M.A., Music Composition, Queens College, CUNY
B.M., Music Composition, Brigham Young University (University Honors)
Nathan Bowen

Office hours

  • M/W 9:00-11:00am
  • Th 1:00-2:00pm


Prof. Bowen serves as the Performing Arts Department Chair, the program lead for the Moorpark College Music Technology program, and Honors Program Coordinator.  Follow the MCMT program on Instagram @mcmusictech and send Prof. Bowen an email to get involved!  


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 serving as Performing Arts Department Chair and Honors Program Coordinator.


Bowen, N. and Reeder, D. 2014. “Mobile Phones as Ubiquitous Instruments: Towards Standardizing Performance Data on the Network.”In Proceedings of the Joint International Computer Music Conference and Sound & Music Computing Conference (2014).Athens.
Bowen, N. 2013. Mobile Phones, Group Improvisation, and Music: Trends in Digital Socialized Music Making. PhD Dissertation, CUNY Graduate Center.
Bowen, N. 2012. “4Quarters: Real-time Collaborative Music Environment for Mobile Phones”. In Proceedings of the 1st Symposium on Laptop Ensembles & Orchestras. Baton Rouge.