“Genuinely touching”
The Dallas Morning News
“Ingeniously scored…an almost unbearable poignancy”
The Boston Globe
“Elegant and attractive, it inhabits a slightly clouded tonal world”
New Music Connoisseur

The music of Howard Frazin has been commissioned and performed by many leading ensembles including A Far Cry, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, Boston Classical Orchestra, Claremont Trio, Florestan Recital Project, Lorelei Ensemble, Lydian String Quartet, and Triple Helix, and programed at festivals including Tanglewood, Aspen, Banff, Rockport, Monadnock, Bowdoin, Kneisel Hall, and Yellow Barn. His music is published by Edition Peters and recorded on Ravello Records and MSR Classics.

As a music educator for more than 30 years, he has held composition faculty positions at the New England Conservatory, the Longy School of Music, and Northeastern University, where he has taught composers in graduate, undergraduate, and preparatory programs. He teaches in both lesson and seminar settings and maintains a private composition studio in the Boston area.

Biography Teaching


Some Thoughts on Good and Evil

for Piano Trio 

The Jester, the Artist, and the Little Lion

for Alto Saxophone, Cello, and Piano 


for Clarinet, Bassoon, and Piano

From Sonnet to Song

Song Cycle for Voice and Piano

Letting Go

Song Cycle for Baritone and Piano

The Voice of Isaac

Oratorio for Chorus, Soloists, and Chamber Orchestra

In the Forests of the Night

Overture for Chamber Orchestra

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