Dr. Robert L. Bozeman is a holistic practitioner and musician based in Louisville, Kentucky. He is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, Bones for Life Teacher, and Certified Spiritual Director. He is co-owner of Karmic Center for Holistic Living, seeing clients for healing and wellness. He also works somatically with musicians and non-musicians alike, helping all his students and clients perform at a higher level and with greater ease.
Though dedicated to assisting others through better use of their bodies, he continues to perform as an organist and pianist and especially enjoys coaching both vocal and instrumental performers. He received the doctor of musical arts (DMA) degree from the College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati where he received numerous awards and grants. His research in the area of somatic education (learning through the body) led to the creation of “Better Movement: Better Music,” a course and teaching method to assist musicians to learn and perform with greater ease.
He served as Cathedral Musician and Artistic Director of Cathedral Arts at Christ Church Cathedral, Louisville, Kentucky from 2006-2017. He has taught at Bellarmine University and the University of Louisville and was a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati.
He directed and produced two CD recordings of choral, organ and instrumental music, "Lux Aeterna" releases in 2014 and “An American Evening,” released in 2013.
In 2004, he was organist on “I hear that music ringing,” a CD recording by the Chancel Choir of First Presbyterian Church, Kirkwood, Missouri.
Upcoming & Recent Performances
COMMENTS ABOUT DR. BOZEMAN'S WORK
I've been student of the vocal arts for over 25 years. My time working with Dr. Bozeman has benefited me tremendously. He is a skilled coach and a gifted musician with glorious insight into the way the body works while singing. He has helped me create sounds that I didn't know were possible and has given me a renewed confidence and composure in my performance. - Lacey Gilliam, soprano, Louisville, Kentucky
Dr. Bozeman's body mapping sequence transformed the way my most advanced singers approach alignment. It gave them the physical context to understand how healthy singing is produced in relation to the body. I am anxious to see how they continue to use these steps and strategies for finding a better singing alignment, and therefore overall sound! -
Phillip Jennings, Choral Director, Pleasure Ridge Park High School,
Exquisite musicality is what Robert displays in performance, and he has the unobtrusive technical mastery to fulfill both the structure and the profound emotion of what he plays. Further, Robert has gained the rare skill to generously articulate what he does so that others can improve both technically and musically. -Barbara Conable, Alexander Technique Teacher and creator of Andover Educators
Dr. Bozeman's work with our students was truly extraordinary.
His work is important for all musicians and for all movers!
Dr. Larry Bitensky, Music Program Chair, Centre College
Working with Robert has helped my career tremendously. Not only has my public speaking voice improved, but I find that I am much more aware of the way I carry myself in a professional setting and more confident with my poise and presentation skills.
Erin Cooper, Kentucky Science Center
Dr. Bozeman worked with three very different singers at Susquehanna during their hour voice lessons with me and he demonstrated a high level of sensitivity to each. He first introduced and explained basic principles and then applied those principles to aspects requiring particular attention--correct body alignment, physical awareness (both spacial and personal), efficient use of breath energy, and awareness of unproductive tension. He reinforced attention to these aspects through physical concepts and exercises which he had the singers try and repeat when necessary. All the singers he coached were able to very quickly produce a freer and more open, focused and resonant sound. This was especially evident in their increased ability to access the higher register with less strain and with a fluid connection to the middle voice—a transition which is historically problematic. All of the singers and I easily warmed to his relaxed and encouraging style of teaching/coaching. He was a welcome presence and a benefit to us all.” Dr. Nina Tober, Associate Professor of Music, Susquehanna University