College of Arts and Sciences

William Owen

Associate Professor

  • M.M. Duquesne University, 1995
  • B.S. North Central University, 1979


If you would like to listen to one of the Concert Choir’s performances, please check out the links below!

I am a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God, have 22 years of church music and pastoral experience in Minnesota, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Manitoba, and Washington. Currently, I am in my 20th year at Northwest University, and currently serve as the Chairman of the Music Department.


Music of all kinds, computers/electronics, and gourmet cooking – (yes, I enjoy the Food Network). I have been happily married to Sherry for the past 39 years.

Recommended Reading

  • Ruthless Trust, Brennan Manning
  • The Christian, the Arts & Truth, Frank Gaebelein
  • The Church Musician, Paul Westermeyer
  • Reaching Out, Without Dumbing Down, Marva Dawn
  • Intro. to Christian Worship, James White

Recommended Listening

  • Choral Music Artists: The Cambridge Singers, Charles Bruffy and the Phoenix and/or Kansas City Chorale, the Kammerchor Stuttgart, the Robert Shaw Chorale, the Dale Warland Singers, the Concordia Choir, and the St. Olaf Choir.
  • Brass Artists: The Canadian Brass, the Empire Brass, or the London Brass.
  • Jazz Artists: Dave Weckl Band, Larry Carlton, Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour, Joe Sample, the Rippingtons.
  • Piano Artists: David Barenboim, Mitsuko Uchida, Emmanuel Ax, Murray Perahia, Van Cliburn, Alfred Brendel, Vladimir Horowitz, Artur Rubenstein, Vladimir Feltsman, John Lill.
  • Organ Artists: Michael Murray, Richard Morris, Diane Bish, Virgil Fox, Paul Manz.