Donna Bowen Vince | Webster University

Donna Bowen Vince

Adjunct Professor of Piano & Collaborative Piano

Donna Bowen VinceDonna Bowen Vince joined the piano faculty at Webster University in 1981 after returning from a year of study at L'ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, France. Her love of French music was influenced by former teacher Gail Delente at Webster University, but was sealed by Jules Gentil at L'ecole Normale. Through the Institute for Advanced Vocal Studies in Paris, France, Ms. Vince has also coached with highly esteemed vocal accompanists Noel Lee, Irene Aitoff, and Dalton Baldwin. Acceptance to the 2010 Amalfi Coast Music Festival in Italy offered Ms. Vince the opportunity for private coachings and master classes with internationally renowned artists Luiz de Moura Castro, John Perry, and Logan Skelton. Recent doctoral studies at the University of Kansas included work with Steven Spooner and Richard Reber.

Ms. Vince currently teaches piano, class piano, piano pedagogy, and is collaborative pianist for the vocal and instrumental programs at Webster University. In 2000, Ms. Vince formed the professional piano duo, Duo Albireo, with colleague Patricia Eastman. They perform regularly in and around the St. Louis area. Together they direct the Webster University Summer Classical Piano Camps, and Autumn Piano Ensemble Festival.

Additional collaborative performances have included concerts at The Sheldon, KFUO radio broadcasts “Live from the Garden”, the Webster University Symphony Orchestra, the Webster University Concert Series, The Art Song Festival (Springfield, MO), the St. Louis Alliance Française Fête de la Musique, and Salle Cortot (Paris, France).

In demand as a teacher, Ms. Vince maintains a private studio of all ages. Her students are often recipients of prestigious awards, and are regularly accepted to leading university music programs. Many are currently building successful careers in music. Professional affiliations include the Music Teachers National Association, the St. Louis Area Music Teachers Association (currently serving as Vice President of Programs), and The National Federation of Music Clubs. Ms. Vince has presented workshops in Missouri and Illinois covering a broad range of topics in piano pedagogy, and is a regular adjudicator for competitions and festivals.

Ms. Vince holds a Bachelor and Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Webster University. She is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) through the Music Teachers National Association.