In 2017, he accepted to the Goldman Sach's 10,000 Small Businesses Program for the Baltimore School of Music. He is also a board member on the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society and a member of the organization's education council.
Lowe holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Master of Music from Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, and Graduate Performance Diploma from Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, where he was a protege of Julian Gray.
He has performed with the Omaha Symphony, Opera Omaha, Peabody Chamber Opera, and the Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestra. He has also performed in Italy with several world-renown new music performers, including Grammy nominated soprano Tony Arnold and mandolinist Avi Avatel.
In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities, such as running (he won second place in the North Face Breckenridge Trail Racing Series), cycling (he is a former collegiate competitive cyclist with the Johns Hopkins Cycling Team), hiking, camping, fly fishing, snowshoeing, and skiing.
James Robert Lowe is the Director and head of the Guitar Program at Baltimore School of Music, where he teachings students of all ages and abilities. As a advocate for classical guitar performance, Lowe has become recognized as one of the most prolific guitar teachers in Baltimore. Students interested in studying with Mr. Lowe should contact Baltimore School of Music.