BOWMAN, EDWARD Mounts (1848-1. An American organist. pianist, choral conductor, and teacher; horn in Barnard, Vt. Ile studied under Dr. William Mason and John P. Morgan, of New York; NVeitzmann, Rohde. August. Haupt, and Franz Bendel. of Berlin; Batiste and Guilmant, of Paris. and Drs. MaeFarren. Bridge. and E. H. l'urpin, of London. In 1877 lie published the floient»-Weitzmnon Manual of Musical Theory, ;.; compilation from his student notes of Weitz luann's theory of harmony. This valuable text book, indorsed by Weitzmann, was subsequently t ranslated into German. In 1851, while in Lon don, lie passed the examination of the Royal Col lege of Organists. and became the first American associate. Beginning in 1SS4, lie served eight terms as president of the American College of 1\lusieians, of which he was the projector and one of the founders, and of which lie afterwards be came honorary president and trustee. In 1395 he
became organist and conductor of the Temple Choir, in connection with the Baptist Temple. in Brooklyn, N. Y., which, while popularizing, has contributed greatly to raise the standard of musi•, both ecclesiastical and secular, in that metropolitan borough. Ur. llowman's composi tions include songs, part-songs. anthems, and orchestral numbers. One of the leading concert organists and pianists in the United States, lie is also one of its most successful theorists, lectur ers, and teachers. In 1891 lie succeeded Dr. F. L. Ritter as professor of music in Vassar College, and in 1892 was also appointed examiner to Evelyn College, Princeton, N.A. His published lectures include: Harmony: Historie Points and Modern Methods; Formation of Piano Touch: and !!elation of Musicians to the Public.