Erin Keeton-Howard is a Seattle-based music educator, conductor, and composer currently serving as Director of Bands at The Northwest School, Director of the Symphonic Band at North Seattle College, and as a composer for Randall Standridge Music Publications, Inc. Erin graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Music Education from the University of Missouri and holds a M.A. in Music Education with emphasis in conducting from the University of Washington.
Erin has been teaching secondary instrumental music since 2009 in Missouri and Washington public schools. In addition to teaching young musicians, Erin maintains an active role in community music. Previously Erin served on the artistic staff of Rainbow City Performing Arts and founded the Give Back Brass Band (a Seattle-based community outreach project committed to bringing people together through music and making music accessible for all populations) before founding FORMATION Wind Band with the lovely Anne Kreider-Hughes.
Erin resides in Mountlake Terrace, WA with her wife Felicia and two lovable pups, Tucker and Edna Boone. When not doing music, she enjoys traveling, family, sudoku, large bodies of water, and pour painting. Learn more at www.ekhmusic.com.
Anne is a musician and educator based in Seattle, WA. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Anne received her Masters in Teaching from the University of Puget Sound, with an emphasis in secondary instrumental music.
For sixteen years, Anne has enjoyed teaching middle school band and orchestra and is currently the Director of Instrumental Music at Voyager Middle School in the Mukilteo School District. As the former Artistic Director and Music Director of Seattle's Rainbow City Band, Anne has a passion for working with and empowering adult musicians within her community. She balances her time between her love for music and spending time with her wife, daughter and fur babies in the Lake City Neighborhood.