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Cathleen Howard

  • Violin

Violinist Cathleen Howard was a member of the New England Conservatory Preparatory School faculty from 2001 through 2011.

As an orchestral and chamber musician, Cate Howard has performed with the Transvaal Chamber Orchestra, Delaware Symphony, Klassiche Philharmonie Bonn, Cape Town Symphony, Kammerorchester Marburg, Acton Chamber Orchestra, Emmanuel Music, Indian Hill Symphony, American Sinfonietta, and Pro Arte Orchestra of Boston. She has held violin faculty positions at the Wilmington Music School (Delaware), Settlement Music School (Philadelphia), Musikschule Marburg (Germany).

As a workshop clinician. Howard has taught in Germany, Florida, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan and Pennsylvania. She is on the Suzuki summer institute faculty in DC, Maine, western Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Ogontz New Hampshire.

In 1994, Howard became the director of the String Arts School of Concord MA, teaching violin and viola, and in 2001 joined the faculty of the New England Conservatory Preparatory School. She has been an active teacher and performer in South Africa, the New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania areas, Germany and Boston.

Howard received the 2007 Daniel Orjiako Foundation Award in recognition of her contributions as a performer and organizer of numerous benefit concerts for the building of clinics, improved education opportunities, and the prevention of AIDS in southern Africa. In 2008, she published her first book, How the Violin Plays the Violinist. In 2010, Howard was awarded the Massachusetts ASTA “Studio Teacher of the Year”.

B.M. (New School of Music, Philadelphia), L.Mus. (Univ. of the Witwatersrand, South Africa); studies with Harry Cawood, Paul Windt, Alan Solomon. Graduate studies with Jascha Brodsky (Temple University), Christiane Hutcap, Igor Ozim (Cologne, Germany); recipient, Haddon/Richardson Award; former faculty, Settlement Music School (Philadelphia), Musikschule Marburg (Germany); Suzuki workshop & institute clinician; director, String Arts School of Concord (Mass.).