Terry Lowry, Conductor of Carroll Symphony Orchestra/Composer/Pianist

Terry Lowry is the composer of over 200 works, including piano concertos, oratorios, symphonies, chamber works, song cycles and numerous works for solo instrument, especially piano. His iTunes podcast, “Tone Poem”, through which he often releases new compositions, has subscribers in over 100 countries. He was the Georgia Music Teacher Association Commissioned Composer for 2019.

As both pianist and conductor, Mr. Lowry maintains a very busy performing schedule. A Steinway Artist, he has performed over 1000 solo piano recitals throughout North America and Europe and he has appeared on the podium in the United States, Germany, Austria, Spain, and Italy. He is the Conductor and Music Director of the Carroll Symphony Orchestra, the Carrollton Wind Ensemble and the Carrollton Jazz Orchestra. He is also the Organist-Choirmaster at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta, and the pianist of the chamber ensemble Atlanta by Six. His performance repertoire ranges from Thomas Tallis to composers born in the 21st Century, and – harkening back to the days of the composer-virtuoso – he often closes his programs with improvisations on themes provided to him by the audience. He has released 17 albums, including a new recording of Beethoven’s Hammerklavier.

In 2012 he co-founded the online community Musical Overture and continues to serve as its CEO. Musical Overture is a digital platform that helps musicians connect and play together online with virtually no lag time through its Gig Room application. He is the Executive Producer of the award winning film (and upcoming docu-series), Hear Us, which premiered across North America in 2018, and he worked as producer on over 50 episodes of the syndicated radio program “The Hymn of the Week with Larry Frazier”.

He is the volunteer chairperson of the Harmonies for Healing music therapy program at Tanner Medical Center and volunteers each week at Carrollton Elementary School, teaching music to PreK students. He lives with his wife, Tara, and their four children in Carrollton, a suburb of Atlanta.

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