Upcoming Events

April 8, 9 and 10, 2016, the WORLD PREMIERE of The Big Bonanza: A New American Opera in a fully staged production with orchestra,
presented by Nevada Chamber Opera

Recent Projects

Recent CD releases featuring the music of Monica Houghton:

    "American Lyricism" MSR Classics (MS1534) "Sonata for Piano" performed by Minnesota-based pianist Christopher Atzinger
     follow this link to read a recent review  http://audaud.com/?p=41598

    "American Menagerie" MSR Classics (MS1474) "Whalefall" performed by Boston-based violist Michelle LaCourse and
     composer/pianist Martin Amlin

Cellist Dmitri Atapine with pianist Hyeyeon Park presented the WORLD PREMIERE of "Andean Suite" on February 20, 2015, on a program entitled "The American Cello," in Nightingale Hall at University of Nevada, Reno.

The Argenta Trio performed "Wilderness Portraits: Three Places in Nevada" on the Argenta Concert Series in April 2014, together with works by Beethoven and Brahms. 

The composer produced an hour-long benefit concert for the Reno Chamber Orchestra on January 31, 2013, at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Nevada, featuring five of her chamber works.

Choral music has been a focus recently, with the commission of "Silicon Valley Moms: Views from a California ESL Class"  premiered by Voices of Silicon Valley under the direction of Cyril Deaconoff in a series of two concerts on May 30 and 31, at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, San Jose, and First Presbyterian Church, Oakland, California. Here is a link to a Spanish language article about the project:

"Te lucis ante terminum" for SATB a cappella was recorded by the American Creators Ensemble Chorus at the 2014 Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium

And guitarist Dieter Hennings presented the aleatoric solo guitar work "Blue Shuffle" in a master class at the OBFCS, on the campus of the University of Oregon, Eugene.