Naydene Bowder, Piano Faculty
A teacher of many award-winning students, Naydene is a graduate of the Julliard School and has done graduate studies at Hartt College, Manhattan School, and Columbia. She studied piano with Adele Marcus, Jacob Lateiner, and Ocy Downs, theory with Vincent Persichetti, harpsichord with Joseph Payne, chamber music with Ivan Galamian, Leonard Rose, Louis Persinger, and Bernard Greenhouse. Ms. Bowder has had appeared as both soloist and chamber musician throughout New England. She is currently on the faculty at Bowdoin College and the Portland Conservatory of Music.
Ms. Bowder has taught public school music in Maine and Connecticut, as well as Theory, Music History and Appreciation at USM from 1964-1981. She has been a member of the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s keyboard section for twenty years, was accompanist for the Hartford Symphony Chorus, and was keyboard director of the Hartt Collegium Musicum, among many other musical activities.