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Meet the Music Department

Owen Duggan or ext. 280 
Dr. Owen Duggan is an active musician who serves the community as performer, director and composer. He has held the position of middle school choir director and music teacher at The Academy since 2004, and now add SAA's Music Director to that list. Specializing in voice and sacred music, he serves on the faculty at Our Lady of the Lake University and is music director at Northwood Presbyterian Church and associate director of Musica Sacra San Antonio. As a classical musician he has performed as vocal soloist at Fiesta San Antonio and with the Lyric Opera of San Antonio. He has also conducted numerous choral masterworks with members of the San Antonio Symphony. He is a published choral music composer and has been recognized internationally as a children's music singer-songwriter and voting member of the Recording
Academy (Grammy's).
Laura Bohlmann 
Laura will serve as the new Primary School Music. She has a Bachelor of Music from Valparaiso University and brings 13 years of teaching music to elementary school-aged children. In her current role as Lower School Music Teacher and Choir Director at St. John's School in Houston, Laura designs and delivers music lessons using the Kodály method including singing, music literacy, classroom instruments, recorder, singing games, and folk dance. She has extensive experience in producing musicals, holiday concerts, and spring show performances. 
Faith Debow
Faith has been a part of SAA’s music team since 2003 as a pianist. In addition, she has also been a faculty member at Texas State University since 2001, where she teaches piano and accompanying, and is a staff accompanist at Trinity University. She is also the regular pianist for the Grammy-nominated professional choir Conspirare, and the Young Artist Coordinator for the Victoria Bach Festival. Faith holds a master’s degree in accompanying and chamber music from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied under the Brooks Smith Fellowship, and a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Butler University. She has had the privilege of performing in over a dozen states and seven countries, including a 2010 concert and recording project in Reykjavik, Iceland and Conspirare’s 2008 tour to Copenhagen. She has recorded for the Harmonia Mundi label with Conspirare, and for Albany Records with tuba player Tim Buzbee.


Meet the Music Department 

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