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Jazz Scales for Violin, Viola, and Cello

“Jazz Scales for Violin, Viola, and Cello” is finally here!   It’s designed for improvisers, composers, and arrangers exploring contemporary styles on bowed string instruments. Read excerpts and watch the...

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R.I.P. John Blake Jr., Father of American Jazz Violin

Not only did John Blake Jr. set the artistic standard for American Jazz violinists over the past 40 years. He was a role model for all musicians through his fatherly support of young artists and unwavering positive attitude...

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American Jazz Violinist to tour Australia August 4-12

American Jazz Violinist To Tour Australia In Conjunction With Residency at Australian National University From August 4-12, 2014, Christian Howes, one of the world’s leading jazz violinist/educators, will tour Australia...

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Jazz/Orchestral Diplomacy in Ukraine

Read the full article as writen by The Star Press (Muncie, IN): http://www.thestarpress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014306160015 When violinist Christian Howes and conductor Douglas Droste recently joined forces to perform...

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What’s new at the 2014 String Conference

From June 29- July 5th, a flock of string players including students, amateurs, teachers, and top pros from around the globe, will descend upon central Ohio to overflow the city with string music mayhem including over 25 public...

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Camille Catherine, Inc., a Charitable Organization for Contemporary String Playing

We’re excited to announce the formation of Camille Catherine, Inc., an approved 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization, named after the daughter of founder, Christian Howes, reflecting his inspiration and commitment...

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Jazz Violin Concerto Challenges Soloist and Orchestra, Blending Americana and Impressionism

***JUST IN: I’m super pumped, and a bit stunned, to announce that I will be going to Ukraine later this month at the invitation of the U.S. Embassy with my friend Douglas Droste to present three concerts. Our performance...

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The Best College Programs for Creative String Players

If you are a string player heading to college who’s not banking solely on an orchestra job, and you want to develop a wide array of musical skills in order to work in multiple genres as a performer, composer, arranger,...

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Finding The Courage To Create

Most artists follow a curve in their development that rises, peaks, plateaus, and eventually declines. The inevitable question we all face is regarding how to keep growing. No matter how good you are at what you do, you’ve...

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Christian Howes Creative Strings Academy Giveaways

Attention creative string players and teachers! We’re giving away everything from music to educational materials and more! All it takes is an email address to get signed up! You’ll receive periodic updates about...

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Creative Strings Academy

The online school for improvising string players. Watch the video below to learn more about the Creative Strings Academy. Learn...

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Music in Don Jon features Christian Howes Strings

We posted earlier this year that our strings were heavily featured in the Sundance film, Don Jon’s Addiction. After being picked up for national distribution (and a slight title change to Don Jon) we are happy to announce...

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Learn And Teach Music Better Online

The internet is changing music education. Online tools make it possible for musicians to learn and teach more effectively and efficiently than ever before. Adapting video sharing, social networking, and online collaboration...

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String Recording for Indie Pop Artist Andrea Perry

The Christian Howes String Recording team lent its talents to indie pop artist Andrea Perry ‘s newest release “Four”. Our live strings were featured on two tracks, “My Lover Said” and “Where...

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String Recording for 5 Alarm Music’s Cinemasounds 4!

The Christian Howes String Recording team is featured prominently in 5 Alarm Music’s “Cinemasounds 4″ music library! 5 Alarm Music is an independent production music library for film, television, radio, and...

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