In July of 2009, David C. Howse became executive director of the innovative, multicultural Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) which harnesses the power and joy of music as a catalyst to unite Boston’s diverse communities and inspire social change. Howse leads the development of strategies, policies and programmatic priorities and oversees the operations of the organization to ensure that the planning, execution and administration of all BCC programs and systems are aligned.
As a dedicated member of Boston Children’s Chorus staff since 2004, Howse has held many roles since joining the team as a founding staff member. His expertise in operations, program design and management combined with his passion for the BCC and its mission will lead to the expansion of BCC’s impact for years to come.
Howse is an avid performer, singing on recital and concert stages throughout the country. He serves on the South Shore Hospital 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.
Howse is the recipient of Root Cause’s Social Innovation Achievement Award and in 2010, he was honored with a Boston Business Journal “40 under 40” Award, recognizing him as one Boston’s best and brightest young executives. He was recently invited to participate in the National Arts Strategies’ Chief Executive Program: a two-year initiative designed to unleash the collective power of 100 of the world’s top executive leaders in the cultural sector to address the intractable issues that face the arts and cultural sector.