Faculty Profiles

Miranda Bowdish

Music First

Miranda joined The Music Center in 2023 and enjoys introducing music to children of all ages — and being part of the learning options offered to the entire music community. She was drawn to the center because of its inclusivity and variety of opportunities for everyone in the community. One of her goals is to share her love of music with her young pupils, teaching them to express themselves in unique ways only music can provide. “Since this is my first year, I am most excited to offer a warm environment for little ones to explore and learn to love music within the Music First program,” adds Miranda. A well-rounded musician, Miranda sings and plays piano, French horn, and alto horn. She also enjoys listening to contemporary worship, pop, country, and musical theater genres. Her love for music goes back to her early childhood. “I have loved singing since I was a little girl; I was fortunate to be part of a church with a Brass Band and a Choir. So from a young age, I was exposed to and started learning about music, and it’s where my passion stems.” Further cementing her enthusiasm for music was being part of the Concordia University Ann Arbor Wind Ensemble and performing at Carnegie Hall in NYC, which remains one of her favorite musical memories. Like many musicians, Miranda had to focus on her confidence in her own development. “A personal challenge was learning to be confident in my skills and allowing myself to use them,” she adds. “Now I can pass this confidence to my students.” Miranda earned a Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies from Eastern Michigan University. She is also a proponent of early childhood education, and if she weren’t teaching music, she would be a preschool teacher. At home, Miranda enjoys caring for her young son and two hound dogs.