Dr. Christine Howlett is Associate Professor, Director of Choral Activities, and Chair of the Music Department at Vassar College where she directs the Vassar College Choir and Women’s Chorus. These ensembles have toured in Cuba, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Turkey, Uganda, and will travel to India in 2020. The Vassar College Women’s Chorus has been honored to perform at the NCCO National Conference in 2009, and Eastern Region ACDA conferences in 2010 and 2014. Her edition of Gasparini’s Mass for Five Voices is published by A-R Editions, and her CD, Love Raise Your Voice is available on iTunes. 


She is the artistic director of Cappella Festiva, an organization that supports an adult community choir and three children’s choruses in the Hudson Valley. She is a guest conductor for the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and has prepared choruses for performance at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. She was President of New York American Choral Directors Association from 2017-2019, an organization that supports over 600 choral directors statewide. She earned degrees in Voice Performance from the University of Toronto, and a Masters in Early Music Voice Performance and  DMA in Choral Conducting from Indiana University.

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