BEN LOWE (’16) 31, born in Anchorage, Alaska, is a graduate of University of California Los Angeles Herb Alpert School of Music where he studied under Maestro Vladimir Chernov. Mr. Lowe received his undergraduate degree in music from California State University Dominguez Hills. Mr. Lowe was the 2014 Winner of the Mu Phi Epsilon Performance Scholarship Competition, a finalist in the 2014 Palm Springs Opera Guild Vocal Competition, and most recently was the winner of the 2016 Marilyn Horne Song Competition. Mr. Lowe has been a featured soloist in many concert venues around the greater Los Angeles area, including Our Lady of Angels Cathedral, the Broad Stage, and Walt Disney Concert Hall. This is Mr. Lowe’s second summer at the Music Academy of the West.