Ingri Fowler hails from Wichita, Kansas where she was grew through the musical community as a student, performer and teacher.
Mrs. Fowler taught instrumental music in the Norman, Oklahoma, and Wichita Public Schools. She was the Director of Orchestras at Wichita High School East. Wichita High School East Orchestras were consistently awarded superior ratings at local and state music festivals and received numerous invitations to perform at state and national music conferences. Performances included Kansas Music Educators State Music In-Service , Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, Chicago (1995, 1998, 2002) and Music Educators National Conference. Ms. Fowler and the East High Orchestra program were featured in the August/September 1998 School Band and Orchestra magazine article entitled “A Passion for Teaching.”
In addition to her public school teaching career, Mrs. Fowler served as an adjunct Professor of Violin at Wichita State University and as string clinician and adjudicator in Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico and Oklahoma. She is Past President of the Kansas American String Teachers Association.
As a performer, Mrs. Fowler played violin with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Music Theater of Wichita and the Wichita Grand Opera. She was also a member of the Norfolk Symphony, Oklahoma City Symphony, Ft. Hays State Faculty String Quartet, and the Colorado Springs Philharmonic (1970-1975). She explored Renaissance and Baroque music playing Baroque violin and gamba in various consorts. Currently Mrs. Fowler performs with the Broadmoor Pops Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs. Mrs Fowler also conducts the Allegro String Orchestra.
Ingri received her bachelors and masters degree in Music Education from Wichita State University. ”My husband Tom and I find living in Colorado Springs close to family and working with CSYSA a great chapter in our lives.