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Racism exists all around us – in our personal and professional lives – but it doesn’t have to define us. What happens when we navigate racism with truth and dignity?

David C. Howse is a recognized speaker and commentator on the arts and social integration. In his role as Associate Vice President at Emerson College and Executive Director of ArtsEmerson, Howse is fiscally and administratively responsible for multiple cultural venues in Downtown Boston.

Howse previously served as the Executive Director of the award-winning Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC), an organization that brings youth from the ages of 7 to 18 from the Greater Boston area to create harmony both musically and socially through a shared love of music. As a founding staff member, Howse was instrumental in helping grow BCC from a pilot project to a vibrant organization.

Howse holds degrees from Bradley University and New England Conservatory of Music and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Next Generation Executive Leadership Program.


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David Howse

David Howse

David C. Howse is a recognized speaker and commentator on the arts and social integration. In his role as Associate Vice President of Emerson College and Managing Director of ArtsEmerson, Howse is part of the three person collaborative leadership team that co-directs Emerson College’s multi-faceted Office of the Arts.

Howse previously served as the Executive Director of the award-winning Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC), an organization that brings youth from the ages of 7 to 18 from the Greater Boston area to create harmony both musically and socially through a shared love of music. Howse has received numerous awards for his innovative leadership including Root Cause’s Social Innovation Achievement Award and Boston Business Journal’s “40 under 40” Award, recognizing him as one of Boston’s best and brightest young executives. David serves on the South Shore Hospital Board of Directors, the Board of Corporators for Eastern Bank, Chorus America Board of Directors and on the Board of the Forbes House Museum. He also serves on the advisory board of the Eliot School for the Arts and the corporation of the Community Music Center of Boston.