Howard Shalowitz | Webster University

Howard Shalowitz

Adjunct Professor of Music History

Howard Shalowitz headshotCantor Howard Shalowitz is a practicing attorney, television host and producer, and frequent performer of and lecturer on Jewish music.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania where he received a voice scholarship and sang the lead tenor roles in the PENN operettas and in the PENN Glee Club.  He also sang the lead tenor roles in the Gilbert and Sullivan Players of Philadelphia, and delivered a singing telegram to opera star Luciano Pavarotti.  After attending the Cantors Institute in New York, he attended Washington University School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctorate degree.

Cantor Shalowitz has lectured and performed for audiences in over 100 venues throughout North America and on over a dozen cruise ships.

He has authored several published articles about Jewish life in smaller Jewish communities around the World including those in Tahiti, San Juan, The Dominican Republic, Norway, Martinique, Barbados, and St. Thomas. He has led tours of the Jewish communities in Martinique, Barbados, and Panama.  He is the past-president of the St. Louis Circle of Jewish Music, the past-President of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) and the St. Louis Bar Foundation; served on the Board of Governors of the Missouri Bar; and served as Vice President of the Midwest Jewish Congress.

Shalowitz has been featured in publications for his dual vocational accomplishments as a lawyer and a cantor, including in the American Bar Association Journal in 1993 and the American Bar Association Bar Leader magazine in the Spring of 2004.

Hazzan Shalowitz wrote, narrated, and produced 4 television programs for the Jewish holidays: The Sound of the Shofar, The Light of the Menorah, The Cup of Elijah, and The Scroll of Esther, which have aired on St. Louis television for over 18 years. He won a national Telly Award in 2000 as co-host of the weekly television show “See/Hear;” and hosted a weekly television show "Legally Speaking in St. Louis."