Micah Howard joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Bass section in 1996. He received his Bachelors from Youngstown State University and his Masters from Duquesne University. He has studied with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra members Jeffrey Turner and Rodney Van Sickle. Howard served in the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra Bass section as well as Acting Principal Bass for the Youngstown Symphony. He has also played in the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra. Howard has won numerous awards including first place in the International Society of Bassists Competition (1995) and first place in Youngstown State University’s Concerto/Aria and Mozart Concerto Competitions. He recently performed the Koussevitzky Bass Concerto (as soloist) with the Pittsburgh Symphony.