David Cowan

Associate Professor
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David Cowan is a drummer, composer, arranger, educator, and multi-instrumentalist hailing from Cleveland, Ohio. A versatile drummer, David has performed and recorded across a wide range of styles and genres. His compositions can also be heard in hundreds of television programs domestically and world-wide.

Career Highlights
  • Toured with Lalah Hathaway, Brian McKnight, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., and Walter Beasley
  • Performed with Common, Tomo Fujita, Jennifer Holliday, The Fifth Dimension, Howard Hewett, Daryl Coley, Sheila E., Freda Payne, Spanky Alford, and Barbara Morrison
  • Recorded with Ty Taylor (of Vintage Trouble), Andy Hall and Andy Falco (of The Infamous Stringdusters), and Tomo Fujita
  • Japan Foundation Genko Uchida Fellow 2009
  • School Name
    Berklee College of Music
    State or Province
    Bachelor of Music (B.M.)
    Field of Study
    Professional Music
    Date Degree Received
In Their Own Words

"I want my students to leave my classes with a stronger grasp of fundamentals, inspired and equipped to continue expanding their musical language."