CCM honors the memory of student Andrew Howell with a Memorial Concert on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011.

CCM honors the memory of student Andrew Howell with a Memorial Concert on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011.

The CCM community honors the memory of Andrew Howell on October 23, 2011. A CCM junior from Charlotte, N.C., Howell was a member of the French horn studio and a student of Randy Gardner’s at the time of his death last October.

Local and visiting horn players will unite on stage to remember Andrew Howell on October 23 at 7 p.m. in Corbett Auditorium. The CCM Esprit de Cor Horn Choir, members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Ohio State University Horn Choir and the Indiana University Horn Choir will each perform. Among the performers comprising CCM’s ensemble will be new dean (and CCM horn studio alumnus) Peter Landgren. The program will conclude with all of the groups in a combined horn choir under the direction of Randy Gardner, Professor of Horn at CCM.

This event is free and open to the general public. Donations to the Andrew Howell Memorial Scholarship Fund are encouraged. 

About Andrew Austin Howell
Andrew Howell (1990-2010) was beginning his third year as a horn performance major at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music when he died in an outdoor accident on October 23, 2010 while admiring the bright night sky above the lights of the city below.

Andrew was a student of Randy Gardner, and a well loved member of the CCM community. He is remembered by his family, friends and classmates for his genuine encouragement of others, his love of animals, his charming and unassuming manner, and for his rare sense of humor. He had a musical soul, possessing a broad appreciation for the world and the people around him.

Born into a family of professional church musicians, Andrew was immersed in music from his earliest days, demonstrating a keen observation and attention to musical performances and shows. In addition to his skilled horn playing, he loved to sing and improvise on the piano. Whether he was painting, photographing, singing or playing, Andrew pursued an artful expression of what he saw as a beautiful world.

A participant in the Pensacola Children’s Chorus, the Charlotte Children’s Choir, the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra and the music programs of his churches and schools, Andrew was happiest making music.  He studied horn with Bob Blalock of the Charlotte Symphony and spent summers studying at the Brevard Music Center Summer Institute and Festival, the Tanglewood Horn Workshop, and the Chautauqua Music Festival with Richard Deane, Kristy Morrell, Jean Martin-Williams, Eric Ruske and Roger Kaza.

About the Andrew Howell Memorial Scholarship Fund
CCM will be accepting contributions to the Andrew Howell Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Oct. 23 concert, and will continue to accept donations throughout the year.

Contributions can be mailed to:

CCM External Relations Office
College-Conservatory of Music
University of Cincinnati
P. O. Box 210003
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0003

Checks should be made out to “CCM/UCF”. Please include “Andrew Howell Scholarship Fund” on the memo line. For more information about the Andrew Howell Memorial Scholarship Fund, contact the CCM External Relations Office at 513-556-2596.

One comment

  1. This looks like a fantastic event in memory of Andrew. This shows how much of an impact he made on so many lives. We miss him but our memories of him live on.

    Ken Hungate

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