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Faculty Profile


Houston, Seth F.

Office: Shattuck Music Center B36
Office Phone: 262-524-7183
BMus – Oberlin Conservatory of Music

MA – University of Michigan
MM – University of Colorado
DMA – University of Southern California Thornton School of Music (ABD)
Areas of Specialization:
19th Century Music, Cultural History
Early American Choral Music
Scholarly and Professional Achievements:
Choral Octavo Publications
The Wayfarer. Walton Music Publishing. Forthcoming.

A Miner’s Life (arr.). Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Inc. SBMP 1086.

Stars I Shall Find (SA or TB). Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Inc. SBMP 1065.

Emerald Stream. Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Inc. SBMP 1046.

May the Lord Bless You and Keep You. Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Inc. SBMP 1043.

Stars I Shall Find. Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Inc. SBMP 1019.

The Reapers All with Their Sharp Sickles (arr.). Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Inc. SBMP 996.

Snowflakes. Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Inc. SBMP 950.  

Conference Presentations
“Brahms’s Zigeunerlieder: Naturalization, Nostalgia, and the Politics of Race and Feeling in late

Nineteenth-Century Vienna.” Presented at the national conference of the American Brahms Society, 2012.

“Shape-Note Music: New Resources for the Choral Conductor.” Presented at the national conference of the National Collegiate Choral Organization, 2011.

“Restoring Self through an Exotic Other: Orientalism and the Poetic in Robert Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri.” Presented at the national conference of the College Music Society, 2010.

Recent Positions
Director, DeKalb Festival Chorus (ongoing)
Conductor, Chicago Children’s Chorus
Conductor, USC Thornton University Chorus
Founding Artistic Director, Canticum Novum LA
Assistant Conductor, USC Thornton Concert Choir
Composer in Residence, CalState Los Angeles
Service to Carroll University or the Profession:
Member, American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO)
American Musicological Society (AMS)
College Music Society (CMS)
Pi Kappa Lambda
Phi Beta Kappa

Honors and Awards:
Teaching Assistantship in Choral Music, University of Southern California
Music Merit Scholarship, University of Southern California
Best Student Paper, College Music Society, Pacific Southwest Paper
Teaching Assistantship in Music Theory, University of Colorado
Anderson Scholarship, University of Colorado
Regents Fellowship, University of Michigan
World Performance Studies Fellowship, University of Michigan
Brown Prize for Undergraduate Research, Midwest Council on Asian Affairs
Holbrook Prize in Religion, Oberlin College

Last updated 7/17/2013

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