Howard R. Jang
In August, 2014 Howard joined the Simon Fraser University faculty as Professor of Professional Practice in the School for the Contemporary Arts, and is the Director of the SFU Woodward’s Cultural Unit. Howard has recently finished a fourteen-year tenure as Executive Director with Arts Club Theatre Company in Vancouver.Howard was appointed to the Board of the Canada Council for the Arts in 2012 and currently sits on the TELUS Vancouver Community Board and the Board of Canada’s Dancer Transition Resource Centre and is a founding member of the Board for Artscape BC.
Trained first as a musician, Howard has served as the Executive Director for the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Ballet British Columbia and was the Orchestra Manager for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra of St. Luke's (NYC). In 2004, Howard completed the Stanford University Graduate School of Business/National Arts Strategies Executive Program for Non-profit Leaders in the Arts. In 2006, Howard completed the Leadership program at the Shannon Institute in Minneapolis, MN.His background as both an artist and an arts administrator provides Howard with a unique perspective - appreciating the need for artistic vision and what is required to support it.