Cathleen Howard, Violin
Cate Howard began her undergraduate studies at the New School of Music, Philadelphia, and completed her degree program at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa in violin performance and pedagogy. She continued graduate work through Temple University (studying with Jascha Brodsky), and in Cologne, Germany where she was a student of Christiane Hutcap and Igor Ozim. She has been an active teacher and performer in South Africa, the New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania areas, Germany and Boston. In 2001 Cate toured Germany with the American Sinfonietta. As a workshop clinician, Cate has taught in Germany, Florida, California, Massachusetts, Michigan and Maine. She is also on the Suzuki summer institute faculty in DC, Maine, western Massachusetts and central Pennsylvania. Cate has been the director of the String Arts School of Concord MA since 1994, teaching violin and viola, and in 2001 joined the faculty of the New England Conservatory Preparatory School. Cate has training in Brain Gym, Reiki, and practices Vinyasa Yoga.