Michele Fowlin is a two-time graduate of Howard University (Bachelor and Masters) in Vocal Performance/Pedagogy with a piano minor. While at Howard, she studied with renowned conductor James Weldon Norris and became the Assistant Conductor for University Choirs, conducting concerts nationally and internationally. During her Howard tenure, Fowlin’s vocal career flourished greatly. Studying under the tutelage of renown opera singers Regina McConnell, Carmen Balthrop, Charlotte Holloman and Sylvia Olden Lee, for coaching, Fowlin took over as principle soloist for the University’s traveling choir. This opportunity led her to solo recitals across the U.S., U.S. Virgin Islands, Europe, and Russia. She was a soloist at the funeral of former Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown, a program at the Pentagon for former Secretary of Defense William Cohen, and has provided musical renderings for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama, VP Biden and Gore, Michelle Obama’s “Let Girls Learn” campaign, Ambassador Sasea of Japan and countless other senators, political officials and ambassadors and has been featured on NBC’s ‘The Today Show’, WUSA9’s ‘Great Day Washington’ and in a number of educational articles.
Fowlin retired from the public education system after 28 years of service, in June 2022. She is currently the Artistic Director for the Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir and actively performs recitals throughout the US and abroad alongside her esteemed accompanist, Muriel Bennett Balzer. Fowlin is looking forward to building an even stronger community of worshippers at Washington National Cathedral.