May 3, 2012

Public School Residencies

In 2010 Christian worked with the Mason School district-the largest string program in the state of Ohio, introducing over 700 string students from grades 6-12 to improvisation, alternative styles, and composition.
In 2007 , 2008 ’09, and ‘10, Howes worked with more than 20 school music programs (each year) in the Columbus, OH, public schools in conjunction with the Jefferson Academy of Music.
In 2003 and 2005, he conducted week-long residencies in the Syracuse, NY, school district, reaching more than 600 music students.
In the winters of 2002 and 2003, Christian conducted a six-week jazz violin residency with more than 100 music students in the Queens, NY, public elementary schools.
Clinician for private studios and Suzuki Schools
Howes graduated from the Suzuki method as a child and has supplemented his own daughter’s Suzuki training since the age of three. He regularly teaches classes in improvisation for Suzuki music students age 3 to 15.
Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series
In 2000 and 2001, Christian performed several concerts in NYC at schools, libraries, and day care centers with Akua Dixon’s Quartette Indigo, in affiliation with Carnegie Hall. He has also collaborated with Lincoln Center’s school programs in conjunction with David gonzalez during 2008,2009, and 2010
Classes in Spain
Since February 2001, Christian has worked in tandem with conservatories and teaching studios in Spain to help introduce improvisation to more than 100 violin, viola, and cello students. He regularly presents at the prestigious Escuela de Musica Creativa in Madrid.