Eric Howe, baritone, recently moved to Grass Valley (south Nevada county.) He was quickly hired as Music Director of Grass Valley United Methodist Church, and as a monthly soloist at First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Grass Valley. He is a frequent guest soloist, chorister, conductor, and piano and organ accompanist, and is also in demand as a clinician and adjudicator.
With over 40 years of experience as a music teacher, he currently teaches private voice students in Grass Valley and Oakland (online). For 22 years, he was the Coordinator of Vocal Pedagogy at Holy Names University (a subject he also taught for seven years at the San Francisco Conservatory.) At Holy Names he taught voice lessons and supervised graduate projects, taught Introduction to Music Pedagogy, conducting, and organ, and conducted the HNU Chamber Singers.
Eric served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) as former Cal-Western regional governor. He also was president of the San Francisco Bay Area NATS chapter and chaired its annual Singing Festival. Previous faculty positions include San Francisco State University, Columbia College (Chicago), Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, and the University of Notre Dame, (South Bend, Indiana.) He holds a B Mus. from Westminster Choir College, and an M Mus. degree from Indiana University cum laude, where he almost completed a DMA in vocal performance.