Anne Howarth, horn, is an active chamber musician, orchestral player and teacher in the Boston area and throughout New England. Howarth plays principal horn with the Lexington Symphony and Plymouth Philharmonic and performs occasionally with A Far Cry, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Portland (Maine) Symphony, Hartford Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Boston Pops, and Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Howarth has a passion for chamber music and small group collaborations as they offer performers and audience members alike the opportunity to forge personal connections with the music and each other. She is a founding member and Outreach Director of the mixed-instrumentation chamber group Radius Ensemble and is a senior member of the wind quintet Vento Chirao. With both ensembles Howarth has performed concerts sponsored by the Free For All Concert Fund in local non-traditional venues. She has also appeared at Monadnock Music and with faculty ensembles from the Brookline Music School and Tufts University.
Fueled by an interest in the intersection between music and dance, Howarth has collaborated with Monkeyhouse and dancer/choreographer Karen Krolak. Together they presented a Tufts University Music Department faculty recital during which the pair explored five different integrations of sound and movement. Howarth also has a strong interest in the connections formed between people and the wider community through live performance. In 2015, she commissioned a piece for horn, soprano, and piano exploring those connections using palindromic text written expressly for the occasion.
In addition to teaching at NEC, Howarth teaches horn and coaches chamber music at Tufts University, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and the Brookline Music School. She also teaches horn through the Milton Public Schools Afterschool Lesson Program and the University of Massachusetts Boston, coaches chamber music for Tufts University Community Music, and maintains a private studio.
Howarth is a native of the Detroit area and completed undergraduate degrees in both Horn Performance and Environmental Studies at Oberlin College and Conservatory, where she studied with Douglas Hill, James Somerville, Richard King, and David Brockett. Additionally, she has studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich under Wolfgang Gaag and with Jean Rife, Frøydis Ree Wekre, and Julie Landsman. Ms. Howarth received her Master of Music in Performance, studying with Jay Wadenpfuhl, at New England Conservatory.