Howard Skempton is a British composer and accordionist.
Skempton has been working as a music editor, performer (of his own compositions, on piano and accordion) and teacher since 1971. In 1974 he and Michael Parsons formed a duo to perform their own works. Lento, an orchestral work composed in late 1991, became one of Skempton's most recognized and widely known pieces.
Howard Skempton currently teaches composition at the Birmingham Conservatoire. Recently, Skempton was the winner of the Chamber Scale Composition category at the 2005 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards for his string quartet Tendrils (2004).