Location: New York, USA
Christine R. Howlett is the Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor at Vassar College where she conducts the Vassar College Women's Chorus, Vassar College Choir and teaches music theory and voice. Her choruses have sung at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and have toured in Italy, Turkey, Germany, Spain, England, France and in the United States. The Vassar College Women's Chorus performed at the National Collegiate Choral Association at Yale University in November, 2009 and at the American Choral Directors Association Eastern Conference in Philadelphia in February 2010. The group looks forward to singing in Baltimore at this year's ACDA conference, 2014. She is the Artistic Director of Cappella Festiva, an auditioned choral ensemble with a thirty-five 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 10-16. She is also the Music Director of the Danbury Concert Chorus in Connecticut.
Ms. Howlett is active as a soprano soloist and has performed in many works including Bach's Magnificat, Mass in B minor, St. Matthew’s Passion, Actus Tragicus, Charpentier's Les Arts Florissants, Mozart's Coronation Mass, Britten's Ceremony of Carols, Mass by Stravinsky, and most recently, Poulenc’s Gloria. She has recently collaborated with the nationally acclaimed Chatham-Wood Duo on a series of recitals for voice, violin, and piano, and a recording project of the same repertoire. They have released "Love Raise Your Voice" available on itunes and from MSR Classics.
Howlett studied as a voice performance major at the University of Toronto, and earned both a Master’s Degree in Early Music Voice Performance and a D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from Indiana University.