Location: New York, USA
Christine R. Howlett is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Vassar College where she conducts the Vassar College Women's Chorus and Choir, and teaches music theory and voice. Her choruses have sung at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and have toured overseas in England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, and Turkey. Recent commissions include Three Songs from the Parlour by Eleanor Daley, Night City by Tarik O'Regan and, for a consortium of women’s choruses, Cassiopeia by Timothy Takach.
Ms. Howlett is the Artistic Director of Cappella Festiva, an auditioned choral ensemble with a thirty-nine year history of performing in the Hudson Valley. In 2006, she co-founded the Summer Choral Festival at Vassar College and the Cappella Festiva Treble Choir, an auditioned choral ensemble for treble voices ages 8-17. She is in demand as a guest conductor and adjudicator, and directed the New York All-State Women’s Chorus in 2011. She was appointed Music Director of the Danbury Concert Chorus in 2011.
Ms. Howlett is active as a soloist and choral singer. In collaboration with Patrick Wood Uribe, violin, and Holly Chatham, piano, the trio released “Love Raise Your Voice” in 2012 to critical acclaim. The recording contains new and recently commissioned works for soprano, violin, and piano by Carson Cooman, Tarik O’Regan, Vassar faculty member Richard Wilson, and others.
Ms. Howlett studied Vocal Performance at the University of Toronto, and earned a Master’s Degree in Early Music Voice Performance, and a D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from Indiana University.