Teresa Metzger Howe
Teresa Metzger Howe has been the conductor of Rain City Symphony since January 2003. She is also the Music Director of Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra and conductor of BYSO's Youth Symphony. Teresa has conducted the Northwest Mahler Festival, BYSO's Premiere Orchestra, Pontiac Bay Symphony Orchestra, the University of Washington Orchestra, Lakeside Orchestra, and the Rose City Chamber Orchestra, as well as Shoreline Community College's productions of operas and musicals.
Her opera credits include Puccini's Suor Angelica, Bizet's Carmen, Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffman, Lehar's The Merry Widow, and Mozart's The Magic Flute. She has also music directed over 50 productions of stage musicals and cabarets in professional theaters throughout the United States.
Teresa studied closely with several prominent conductors, including Peter Eros, David Hoose, Ken Kiesler, Ken Woods, and Christopher Zimmerman.
She received a DMA in orchestral conducting from the University of Washington, a MM in Piano Performance from Butler University, and a BS in Music Theory from Manchester College.
Awards received include the Morrison Conducting Fellowship at the University of Washington and the Murl Barnhart Award at Manchester College.
An avid teacher, Teresa maintains a private piano studio in her home. She is married to the artist and writer Philip Howe.