Emily Howard (born 1979) is a British composer from Liverpool.
As a child, Howard learned to play chess (British Junior Girls Chess Champion for 6 years (1990 U11, 1991 U12,1992 U16, 1993 U14, 1994 U15/U16, 1996 U18) and the cello, whilst also writing compositions for local ensembles and orchestras. After completing a degree in mathematics and computation at Lincoln College, Oxford, Howard studied composition at the Royal Northern College of Music. She holds a doctorate in composition from the University of Manchester.
- Hope for tenor and piano, 2002
- Passacaglia for string orchestra, 2002
- Dualities for large ensemble, 2005
- Sky and Water for solo piano, 2005
- Cloud Chamber for clarinet and piano, 2006
- Deep Soul Diving for wind orchestra, 2006
- Ite Fortes for solo violin and chamber choir, 2006
- Lachrymose for chamber orchestra, 2006
- Lachrimae Antiquae Novae for large symphony orchestra, 2007
- Magnetite for symphony orchestra, 2007
- The Summoning of Mephisto for chamber ensemble and film, 2007
- Wild Clematis in Winter for mezzo-soprano and piano, 2008
- Broken Hierarchies II for piano trio, 2009
- Masquerade for basset clarinet and piano, 2009
- Symphony:Magnetite for symphony orchestra, 2009
- Settle for mixed ensemble and film, 2009–10
- Simple Remains for mixed ensemble and film, 2010
- Solar for large symphony orchestra, 2010
- Songs from Dickens for mezzo-soprano, speaker and piano trio, 2010
- Broken Hierarchies for cello ensemble, 2008
- Prayer for wind orchestra, 2010
- Obsidian for brass band, 2010
- Ada Sketches II for mezzo-soprano, 2011
- Mesmerism piano concerto, 2011 (commission and first performance by the Liverpool Mozart Orchestra)
- Calculus Of The Nervous System for symphony orchestra, 2011 (Wien Modern 2011 Festival Commission)
- (Ada Sketches, Mesmerism and Calculus of the Nervous System form The Lovelace Trilogy, linked by Howard's interest in mathematician Ada Lovelace)
- Zátopek!, chamber opera, 2012 (commissioned for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad, 1st performance 15 June 2012, Epstein Theatre, Liverpool)
- Axon for symphony orchestra, 2013 (commission by BBC Radio 3, first performance 1 November 2013, Manchester)
- Interview, Financial Times (UK edition) Oct. 1–2, 2011.
- "Emily Howard: Lecturer in Composition". Royal Northern College of Music. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
- Youngs, Ian (15 June 2012). "London 2012: Opera recalls Olympic hero Emil Zatopek". BBC News.
- Battle, Laura (30 September 2011). "Calculated compositions". Financial Times. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
- Hickling, Alfred (18 June 2012). "Zátopek! – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
- Beale, Robert (4 November 2013). "Review: BBC Philharmonic @ Bridgewater Hall". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
- Petri-Preis, Axel. Emily Howard's Lovelace Trilogy: A Musical Homage to a Mathematical Pioneer, Tempo, Vol.67, Issue No.265 (July 2013) (Cambridge University Press 2013).