David C. Howse

Executive Director


David C. Howse is a recognized speaker and commentator on the arts and social integration. Howse is 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. The singers' powerful voices and rich diversity have inspired audiences in Boston and throughout the world.

As a founding staff member and now the Executive Director, Howse has been instrumental in helping grow BCC from a pilot project serving 30 kids in 2003 to a vibrant organization educating over 500 singers in 12 choirs in 5 different loci. Through rigorous musical training and equally meaningful social bridging experiences, a corps of compassionate, empathic, and engaged young leaders is emerging through the various Boston communities.

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. Currently, as a member of the National Arts Strategies Chief Executive Program, a consortium of 100 of the world's top cultural leaders, he is involved in addressing the critical issues that face the arts and cultural sector world-wide.

Howse has received numerous awards for his innovative leadership including Boston Business Journal's "40 under 40" Award, recognizing him as one Boston's best and brightest young executives. He is a member of a number of regional and national boards and is a frequent public speaker and performer.

He lives outside of Boston with his wife, two young boys, and their dog Pluto.