Anne Howarth

Assistant Professor of Horn
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Anne Howarth joined the Conservatory in 2021 and is an assistant professor of horn. She also teaches chamber music and the brass section of the Orchestral Repertoire course.

Fueled by a passion for small ensemble collaborations, Howarth brings expressiveness, creativity, and delight to her performances. She is deeply curious about the ways in which shared musical experiences forge connections, invite deeper dialogue, and inspire contemplation.

Howarth is a founding member and outreach director of the mixed-instrumentation chamber group Radius Ensemble, a senior member of the wind quintet Vento Chiaro, and a core member of Juventas New Music Ensemble. A strong proponent of new music, she has commissioned several chamber works, including “Connect All. We All Connect.,” a reversible meditation on the ways in which live performance connects us. 

Howarth holds principal horn chairs with the Lexington Symphony and Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra and has performed with the Boston, Portland, and Hartford symphony orchestras, as well as Boston Pops and Rhode Island Symphony, among others. Curious about the intersection between live music and movement, she has collaborated with Monkeyhouse and dancer/choreographer Karen Krolak for performances at First Night Boston, and Bent Wit Cabaret. During the Covid-19 pandemic shutdown, Howarth explored enhanced approaches to solo performing, combining horn playing with lighting and technology elements to produce multimedia digital content for live streaming and archived viewing.

A native of the Detroit area, Howarth holds undergraduate degrees in both Horn Performance and Environmental Studies from Oberlin College and Conservatory, and earned her Master of Music degree in Horn Performance at New England Conservatory. 

Howarth teaches horn and coaches chamber music at Tufts University, Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI), New England Conservatory Preparatory School, and maintains a private studio.