John Rowehl began his musical training at age seven with classical piano lessons. Eight years later, after two consecutive first-place finishes in Hawaii's state-wide piano competition, he was invited to study at the Juilliard School. John chose instead to earn a B.A. in philosophy at Stanford University, where he also studied voice and served as vocal accompanist.
Continuing his steady march out of the tropics and into the frozen north, John came to us at Cornell to pursue a Ph.D. in philosophy, where he currently works as editor of the Philosophical Review. In Ithaca, John studies and teaches voice and has served as studio pianist for Susan Davenny Wyner and Judith Kellock. He is also on the staff of Cornell's Vocal Coaching Program.
John has been heard as baritone soloist in the Finger Lakes Bach Festival, with Ensemble Sine Nomine, and NYS Baroque. A long-time member of the Cayuga Vocal Ensemble, John served in 1997-1998 as the group's Acting Musical Director.