Jonathan Bowen graduated with a B.M. from SUNY Fredonia and earned an M.M. from Ithaca College. He retired from C.W. Baker HS in Baldwinsville after teaching 33 years, primarily at the High School level teaching concert band, jazz ensemble, competitive field band, music theory. He is currently a NYSSMA All-State Brass and Percussion adjudicator as well Major Organization adjudicator. He also adjudicates for NYSSSA. In the past he has served as an officer for New York State Band Directors Association, NYSSMA All-State selection committee and Area All-State selection committee.