David Lee Howe was raised in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York State. From a young age he gravitated toward music. Knowing that chasing a career in music would be very difficult, he began pursuing a degree in business. He first achieved an Associate’s degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York (SUNY). Several years later he transferred into Ithaca College, where he achieved a
Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. In 2013 he went on to complete an MBA in Business Administration from Capella University. In his early twenties, he played music around Ithaca, NY, in local cover bands. Always a scholar, he studied intensely the popular music of the time, both its lyrical arrangements and its musical theory. In realizing that the true joy in music is to create, he set out to pen his own original
compositions. While at Ithaca College he submitted writing samples to The Ithacan, at the renowned Park School of Communications. Those writing samples led to an opportunity to write for the school newspaper, in the fall of 1996. At the school he got his first glimpse into the publishing world. That inspired him to write beyond the scope of what he was accustomed to, which was writing musical lyrics. In 2008, several of his arrangements gained him an opportunity to perform with an independent country music artist. On July 4th of that year it afforded him the opportunity to warm up for several Grammy Award-winning Country Music artists. That small taste of fame rekindled a flame within him to write with a new found passion. In 2011 he decided to pursue his MBA. In the process of completing his master’s degree, he began teaching accounting, at a career college in Elmira, NY. The student reviews of his performance lead to his a full-time position as a business instructor. In the fall of 2019, he accepted a professorship as SUNY Faculty at North Country Community College in Saranac Lake, NY. His novel, The Angle of the Angels, draws from all of his many different experiences in life, and from his study of music. He is often found in his spare time tending to his growing beekeeping operation, or studying several piano pieces by Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven. At present, he completing his first business book on entrepreneurial ventures. David resides in Charlottesville, VA and in Saranac Lake, NY.