As a chamber musician, Bowlin has made many tours with Musicians from Marlboro, and performs regularly with the Oberlin Trio and the Bowlin-Cho Duo with pianist Tony Cho. Bowlin is a founding member of the acclaimed International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and a former member of the Naumburg Award-winning Da Capo Chamber Players.
Bowlin has performed as guest concertmaster with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Marlboro Festival Orchestra, and the IRIS Orchestra. Festivals include the Aspen, Banff, Bridgehampton, Bowdoin, Chesapeake, Ojai, and Olympic festivals; also Boston Chamber Music Society, ChamberFest Cleveland, Chamber Music Chicago, Chamber Music Quad Cities, and the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, where he has been faculty artist since 2013.
Bowlin is also a dedicated teacher and serves as Professor of Violin and Chair of String Studies at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, having previously taught at the Juilliard School. He has given many masterclasses throughout the US and abroad including the Korean National University of the Arts, Seoul National University, Yonsei University, Central Conservatory Beijing, the Australian National Academy of Music, the Royal Danish Academy of Music, the Norwegian Academy, Malmö Academy of Music in Sweden, and the Kunstuniversität Graz.
He is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, the Juilliard School, and Stony Brook University.