WSU Music Alumni
Steven Houser is Professor of Music and Past Interim Chair at Lincoln University, in Jefferson City, Missouri. He is the Conductor/Music Director of the Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Houser is past-president of the Mid-Missouri Music Teachers’ Association, past-president of the Missouri Music Teachers’ Association, past-President of the Capitol City Council on the Arts and past-Reader/Selector for the Missouri Fine Arts Academy. He is a Missouri certified woodwind adjudicator and is a national certified Music Teachers’ National Association woodwind instructor.
He wrote and developed a Bachelor of Science degree, with emphasis in Sacred Music, which was subsequently approved by Lincoln University, the State of Missouri, and NASM. Students are now matriculating and graduating through this degree offering. Dr. Houser is a certified Methodist Choir Director and a certified Presbyterian Choir Director.
He has been a performing member of the Air Force Band (Wright-Patterson AFB) and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed orchestra solo works both on alto saxophone and bassoon, and he performed on bassoon in international orchestras in Italy, Austria, Hungary, and Switzerland. Dr. Houser also performed on soprano saxophone for the school children in Cairo, Egypt and is a 1995 Fulbright Scholar-Egypt. He states, “None of the above and many other musical and research opportunities would have been possible without my Wright State undergraduate studies and my most musical wife Jan.” Jan Houser, a noted pianist, accompanist, and piano instructor was recently honored by being selected the Missouri MTNA Teacher of the Year.