Rick Sowash

Rick Sowash, b. 1950, is a composer and an author. He has composed five hundred musical compositions and has written eight books, the most recent being “How Music Means.” Rick volunteers as an instructor at the Univ. of Cincinnati’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute where he teaches courses on How Music Means, Great American Composers, French and Shakespeare.

Rick self-publishes the sheet music for his original scores, providing free PDFs to musicians who are interested in discovering his work. To obtain the PDFs, email Rick at rick@sowash.com. He has produced 18 CD recordings of his own compositions.

His music is often broadcast on Cincinnati’s WGUC and many other classical music radio stations throughout the USA. He is a member of ASCAP, both as a composer and as a publisher. Rick lives with Jo, his wife of 51 years, in a Greek Revival home built in 1830 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, located in the semi-countryside between Mariemont and Newtown, Ohio. They have two children: Shenandoah, 41, and Chapman, 38. More information: www.sowash.com.