Monica (Niki) Houghton was born in Bennington, Vermont in 1954, grew up in Reno, Nevada, where she began her musical studies at the age of six. With both A.B. and A.M. degrees from Harvard University, she began composing in 1993 with guidance from Mary Ann Griebling of Akron, Ohio. Her works for voice and for chamber ensembles have been programmed on concerts of the Cleveland Composers Guild, and the Tuesday Musical Club of Akron, as well as "Stars in the Wings" at Severance Hall. She was commissioned in 1996 to write music for a Chinese language instructional video under development by the Middlebury College Language Schools. She also participated in the Kent State University Composition Seminar in 1996-97, studying with Dennis Eberhard. Recently several of her works have been aired on WCLV's "Not the Dead White Male Composers Hour." Ms. Houghton currently studies piano performance with Sandra Shapiro of the Cleveland Institute of Music. Ms. Houghton maintains a private piano teaching studio in Kent, Ohio, where she lives with her two children.
Archived recordings list
Collected Works of Niki Houghton (1999) Cassette
Archived works list
Fantasy and Scherzo for 'Cello and Piano (1994)
(1994) text by Niki Houghton
In Singing Weather, A Song Cycle for Female Voice with Piano. (1996) Poems by Maggie Anderson.
the Neighborhood (1995) text by Niki Houghton
Menage a Trois (1997)
Music for Clara Yu (1996)
Psalm 121 (1998)
Dedicated to Edda K. Morrison
Sonata for Piano (1998)
The Sorrow of Lady Li (1995) Text by