Owen Misterovich

Owen Misterovich

Owen Misterovich is a multi-instrumentalist musician, audio engineer, podcast producer, and lover of all things creative. They live in Berwyn, IL and graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Radio/Communications, specializing in Podcasting. Owen also graduated high school from u.school, a democratic school in Springfield, MO where they later worked as a staff member. They have been a recording and touring musician with a plethora of musical acts for the last nine years. They currently record and release music under the name Owney. Owen also has deep interests outside of music and audio including political philosophy, self-directed education, world politics, history, and poetry. Owen’s passion for self-directed learning and education is very much shaped by their experience attending and working at a democratic school. U.school’s democratic model of education was impactful and inspiring to Owen. It led them down a rabbit hole of philosophical exploration into democracy and autonomy as it relates to education, politics, society, and creativity.  Owen also simply enjoys exploring the Chicago area and spending quality time with their girlfriend and their cat. Owen produced and published a podcast series about creativity and songwriting and recording called, The Song Share Wisdom System. You can listen to it here: https://www.aluminumboyrecords.com/ssws/

Owen serves the school in the following roles: virtual program staff and school administration.