Teaching Experience:
Ohio Wesleyan University, Instructor
McKendree College, Associate Professor
Webster College, Instructor
Southwestern Illinois College, Instructor
Independent Piano Instructor
Organist of St. Martin of Tours, Mascoutah Illinois

Washington University
PH in Piano
Ohio State University
Graduate Studies
Ecole Normale de Musique
6 Ieme Libre
University of Western Ontario
BA English, Music
University of Michigan
Undergraduate Study
Western Ontario Conservatory of Music
Royal Conservatory of Music

Experience as Organist 
Private study: Glenn Freiner at Mckendree University
4 years of study.

Private study: Dr Nancy Ypma at McKendree University
5 years of study.

Employment History:
Westminster Presbyterian in Belleville, Illinois 
7 years of working experience.

First Unitarian in St. Louis, Missouri
1 year of working experience.

Third United Presbyterian in St. Louis, Missouri 
years of working experience.

First United Methodist in Lebanon, Illinois
7 years years of working experience.

St. Martin of Tours Lutheran in Mascoutah, 
Currently employed as of 2015.


Honors and Awards:
Board of Governors, University of Western Ontario
Rotary Foundation Fellowship. Paris, France
First Prize, International College of Musicians, Piano Recording Competetion
Study, University of London, European & United Kingdom, Piano Professors Association
Semifinalist in Bartok Kabalevsky Competition
Semifinalist in YKAA, Oberlin College
Master Teacher Award, National Music Teachers Association
Performance at Johannesen School of the Arts, Victoria, BC Canada
President of St. Louis Area Music Teachers Association
U.S. Delegate to People to People Mission in Fine Arts to Russia, Finland and the Ukraine
Study, Moscow State Conservatory
Teaching, Mary Immaculata Junior High School. Cilicap, Indonesia

Prize Winning Students:
Winner - Beethoven Society Competition
Winners - Missouri State Honors Auditions
Alternate - Murray Kentucky State University Concerto Competition
Semifinalists - Kingsville Texas Concerto Competition
Semifinalists - YKAA Oberline College, Oberline, OH
Firsts - St. Louis Honors Auditions
Firsts - Fontbonne College Auditions, St. Louis, MO
Second - Yamaha Auditions, NMTA
Winner - Peoria Rag Contest, Peoria, IL
Winner - St. Louis Rag Contest, St. Louis, MO
Honorable Mention - Belleville Philharmonic Concerto Contest, Belleville, IL
State Winner for High-School Voice - Illinois State Music Teachers Association, Student Meghan Husstedde
District Winner for High-School Voice - Illinois State Music Teachers Association, Student Elizabeth Albers
Second Prize - American Mathay Competition in Toronto, Canada
Best of the Day - IGSMA - Student Lauren Cerbin
Voice students have made finals in "Junior Idol" and "February Frolics" for the past 5 years.
Vocal students Julie Eichholz,Victoria Symmonds, Leslie, Symmonds,Stephen Kielbasa,Pat Kielbasa,Lydia Dall, Mike Russell, Courtney Henker and Shannon Netemeyer won solo parts at "Looking Glass Theatre" and "Clinton County Showcase."

Students of Dr. Owen have also performed in the following productions:
Julie Eichholz in South Pacific LGP
Victoria Symonds in Oliver LGP
Leslie Symonds in Wizard of Oz LGP
Stephen and Pat Kielbasa in My Fair Lady CCS
Pat Kielbasa in Oregon Trail Lindenwood Theatre
Lydia Dall in Guys and Dolls CCS
Mike Russell in Barnum LGP
Courtney Hemker in Annie CCS
Shannon Netemeyer in Oliver LGP
Isaiah Lopez in Hairspray OFallon High School
Whitney Reichert - Vocal Solo in Little Shop of Horrors Lindenwood Theatre, Belleville.

Saint Saens Carnival of the Animals. London Ontario Symphony Orchestra
Ravel Concerto in G. St. Louis Symphony Orchestra - Ford Grant
Mozart Concerto K. 466. Belleville Philharmonic Orchestra
Duet Concert with Dr. Nancy Ypma, Canada
Duo Concerts with Ray Liegbau and Marilyn Dockery, USA
Violin and piano concerts with George Tuerck and George Moradian, USA
Performed with Southern Illinois University - Carbondale Brass Ensemble
Solo in USA, Canada, France and Japan
Organ Concert, Bach, at Marathon Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis Missouri
Organ Concert, Teachers Recital AGO in St.Louis Missouri

Four-Handed Repertoire:
Barber - 6 Pieces
Beethoven - Variations on Ich denke dir and Sonata in D
Bizet - Jeux d’Enfants Op 22
Brahms - Ungarishe Tanzen
Damase - Drominiana
Debussy - Petite Suite
Epigraphes - Antiques
Dvorak - Slavische Tanzen and Legendes
Faure - Dolly Suite
Hindemith - Sonata
LaMontaine - Sonata
Mendelssohn - Andante and Variations Op 83a
Moskowski - Spanish Dances
Mozart - K521 and K497
Poulenc - Sonata
Ravel - Spanish Rhapsody and Mother Goose Suite
Rachmaninov - Six Pieces Op.11
Schubert - F Minor Fantasy and Sonata in B flat
Brahms - Variations on a Theme of Haydn Op 56b
Debussy - En Blanc et Noir
Milhaud - Scaramouche
Mozart - Sonata in D K 448
Rachmaninov - Suite No.1
Saint Saens - Carnival of the Animals