Jocelyn Howell enjoys a busy and varied musical life performing and teaching throughout the UK. A former music scholar of The King's School, Ely, she pursued her clarinet studies with Basil Tschaikov, and then John Candor at Trinity College of Music, graduating with a GTCL, LTCL and the Greenhouse Allt Prize for her Graduate thesis. More recently, she has achieved a Master's Degree with Distinction at Canterbury Christ Church University, predominantly in performance and chamber music, studying with David Campbell.
Her numerous recitals and concerts have included performances of the Mozart and Finzi Concertos. She has also performed at Dartington International Summer School, the Wigmore Hall, the Sounds New Festival in Canterbury, Mozart Serenades at the Royal Northern College of Music and Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, contemporary music at the Deal Festival and at Musicfest in Aberystwyth.
She has played with a range of distinguished artists including David Campbell, Mark Fielding, John Flinders, Martin Gatt, Anthony Halstead, Marie-Noelle Kendall, Wayne Marshall, Tom Poster and the Solstice Quartet.
Jocelyn, besides pursuing a career in solo and chamber music, has a keen interest in music education, teaching students at Canterbury Christ Church University, The King's School, Ely and University of Cambridge. She is a member of the Cambridge Philharmonic Society Orchestra and the Canterbury Sinfonia. She is currently also researching for a PhD, examining wind instrument design and the changing sounds of British woodwind playing and orchestras, based on the archive of the Boosey & Hawkes manufacturing company.