Kendell Fowler is a senior saxophonist, majoring in music education and minoring in jazz.

“My Ball State experience has really shaped me as an individual and helped me discover who I am as a musician, educator, and person. The experiences that I gained through the education department during my time at Ball State propelled me to always be a student to music, even as an educator. Being a part of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia has been a big part of shaping me as a person because I learned how the power of music can shape people’s lives. Being a part of Ball State’s Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Pride of Mid-America, and Symphony Orchestra has shaped me as a musician by teaching me the joyful process of music making.”“On Feburary 26th, I will be playing Roger Boutry’s “Divertimento” with the Ball State Symphony Orchestra. I would say that learning the solo along with other repertoire has been tough at times. To combat this, I try to focus on both classical practice and jazz practicing at different times of the day. I also try to pace myself and practice little sections at a time so I do not get overwhelmed with school work and practicing.” 📸: @jkwcreative