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Dr. Joseph D. Howell

”...A brilliant virtuoso whose complete control over the clarinet and originality as both an improviser and a composer are very impressive...” - Scott Yanow, world-famous jazz writer Dr. Joseph D. Howell has gone from being a mostly self- taught musician from a poor small-town family to earning a Doctor of Musical Arts from a prestigious conservatory

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REVIEWS AND PUBLICATION/RADIO MENTIONS • Featured on “Clarinet Corner,” a weekly program Troy University Public Radio hosted by clarinet professor Timothy Phillips. April 7, 2013. The program is devoted to a different clarinetist each week. • Howell’s CD, “JAZZ CLARINET NOW,” was reviewed by Eliot Caroom in The Baltimore Jazz Alliance Newsletter. November 2012. Review Highlights: “…there’s a really nice mix of melodic straight-ahead jazz (see ‘Blues for a Sicilian Friend’ and ‘The Phone Call’) with more out-sounding music. File the third track, ‘The Pot Melts,’ under out-sounding…This is the hip track you’d share with friends if you wanted to get their attention…There’s a lot to like here, running the gamut from tight traditional tunes to looser, freer, freakier stuff…” – Eliot Caroom, Baltimore Jazz Alliance Newsletter

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Primary Instrument

Clarinet

Location

Washington, DC

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

COLLEGE TEACHING EXPERIENCE Undergraduate Courses • Fundamentals of Music Theory. Teaching Fellowship: Music Theory Department, New England Conservatory of Music. Fall 2007-Spring 2008. • Keyboard II and III (Labs of Tonal Practice II and III). Music Theory Deparment, NEC. Spring 2008. Teaching Assistantships • Teaching Assistant to Allan Chase. Jazz Styles: 1917-1955. NEC. Spring 2008. • Teaching Assistant to Katarina Markovic-Stokes. Expressionism in Music. NEC. Spring 2006. Ensembles Directed • Non-Majors’ Jazz Ensemble. Teaching Fellowship: Jazz Studies Department, New England Conservatory. Fall 2006 through Spring 2008. • Jazz Combo #3. San Diego State University. Fall 2004. OTHER CLASSROOM TEACHING EXPERIENCE • Full-Time Band Director for the Paul Effman Music Service. Fall 2010-Spring 2011. Taught beginning band instrument classes at eight private schools in the San Diego area. • Assistant Beginning Music Teacher at Bertrand’s Music (San Diego, CA). June 2004 through August 2004. 5th grade classes (2-30 students each). Beginning clarinet, flute, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and violin. PRIVATE INSTRUCTION AND SECTION-COACHING EXPERIENCE Approximately 15 years of private studio instruction experience. Lessons given: beginning clarinet, recorder, trumpet, saxophone, classical piano, flute, jazz improvisation, rock drumset, jazz drumset, snare drum fundamentals, and jazz piano; advanced clarinet, saxophone, jazz improvisation, jazz theory, jazz piano comping, big band interpretation, and jazz composition/arranging.

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