Professor Howard Lyon is a member of the Erie Philharmonic and concertmaster emeritus of the Erie Chamber Orchestra. He coaches the Erie Jr Philharmonic String Ensemble and teaches strings at PennWest Edinboro.

Prior to Erie, he played in the Lansing, Battle Creek, and Kalamazoo Symphonies and was a founding member of the Olivet Chamber Music Players. He holds a degree in applied music from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.

He also enjoys playing in the Lake Erie String Quartet at many special events in the region.