Seth Houston began his post as director of DeKalb Festival Chorus in August 2012. Houston is completing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral music at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, where he studied with Morten Lauridsen, Jo-Michael Scheibe, and Nick Strimple. Recent positions include conductor of USC Thornton University Chorus, director of music at Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica, and founding artistic director of Canticum Novum LA. An accomplished composer, Houston has published numerous choral compositions and composition through Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Inc. Houston has presented research on Schumann, Brahms, and the American shape-note tradition at national conferences of the American Brahms Association, National Collegiate Choral Organization, and College Music Society. In addition to directing the DeKalb Festival Chorus, Houston also conducts the chorale at Chicago High School for the Arts, in partnership with the Chicago Children’s Choir, and directs the high school choirs at Chicago Waldorf School. For more information on Houston’s choral activities, please visit www.sethhouston.com.
Contact Seth Houston at firstname.lastname@example.org