Billie Howard is a pianist, violinist, violist, and music educator. She performs & records regularly as Akosuen and released two duet albums (with Rebecca Himelstein and Cinchel) in 2018. Her first solo EP â€œAt Seaâ€ was released in October 2019.
Billie was the founding violinist of the experimental improvisation group NbN Trio, contemporary music collective a.pe.ri.od.ic, and the Hyalite String Quartet. She holds music degrees in violin and piano performance from Montana State University and Northwestern University. In addition to classical music, she writes and performs with her band The Paver and plays keyboards and violin with the legendary Bobby Conn. She resides in Logan Square with her husband and their dog.