Rick Rowley

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Associate Professor of Practice Vocal Coaching & Collaborative Piano

Rick Rowley leads a diverse musical life. He gives concerts with many of the world’s finest instrumentalists and singers and his solo, concerto and collaborative performances have taken him throughout the United States, to Europe and Latin America.

Mr. Rowley has made several recordings of solo piano repertoire, chamber music and art songs. His second CD with flutist, Marianne Gedigian, was one of the first recordings issued on the UT Longhorn label. He has recorded piano music of Chopin, Liszt, Granados, Mompou and American composers David Guion, Richard Cumming, Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber. His recordings with sopranos Cheryl Parrish and Mela Dailey also feature music of American composers. He has begun making video performances as part of a series of concerts in partnership with Prof. Darlene Wiley of the BSOM voice faculty.

Mr. Rowley coaches singers and works with collaborative pianists, has taught classes in German, French and American art song, singing and acting for musical theater and a history of musical theater on Broadway. He has appeared three times as soloist with the UTSO and is heard frequently on broadcasts of live performances from the BSOM.

Mr. Rowley has worked extensively in theater in over 50 productions as actor, director and musical director. As well as concerto soloist, he has appeared with the Austin Symphony as actor in two “Beyond the Score” presentations and a concert of music of Silvestre Revueltas. He played the role of Frosch in a production of “Die Fledermaus” at the Butler Opera Center and also wrote incidental music to a children’s theater production of “The Firebird”.

In the past Mr. Rowley was a partner in a piano rebuilding shop, where he gained knowledge and experience in the workings of the instrument.

MUS 280D
Diction for Collaborative Pianists

Independent study for singers and collaborative pianists


Contact Information


Campus location
MRH 4.126

Teaching Areas

Chamber Music
Collaborative Piano
Voice & Opera