Art Hovey holds a BA (physics/math) from Yale College and an MA (teaching) from Yale Graduate School. He is former principal tuba, New Haven Symphony. He is a member of the Galvanized Jazz Band, Civic Orchestra of New Haven and the Connecticut Symphonic Band. He is director/arranger of the Amity Ragtime Ensemble, Squabble Hill Intercollegiate Backyard Band, New Black Raspberry Jazz Band, Sugarfoot Jazz Band, NMS Ragtime Stompers and NMS Faculty Ragtime Ensemble. He has extensive experience coaching summer youth jazz bands for the Great Connecticut Jazz Festival and NMS.