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Howard Rowe

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Howard Rowe


Howard Rowe (b. 3 June 1942, Rochester, N.Y.) is an American composer, arranger and trumpeter.

Rowe's education includes The Eastman School of Music, Berklee College of Music, and degrees in music education from Syracuse University and Ithaca College. Howard is retired from the Rush-Henrietta Central Schools where he taught at all grade levels for 32 years.

Mr. Rowe is the composer or arranger of over 80 published works for jazz and concert band, as well as string and chamber ensembles. He is the recipient of the Outstanding Young Educator Award from the Henrietta Jaycees, many ASCAP awards and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Outstanding Music Educator Award. He has received numerous commissions, including works for Rush-Henrietta, the Penfield H. S. Commission Project and the Perinton Concert Band. He has been a composer-in-residence for The Commission Project, a highly regarded international organization, continuously since 1997.

Mr. Rowe is also active as a performer and plays trumpet professionally in a number of venues.

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