Mark Houghton has been a member of the internationally acclaimed, GRAMMY Award-winning
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since 2014. Previously, he held principal horn posts
in the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, The Phoenix Symphony, and the Fort Worth Symphony
Orchestra. Mark is a past prizewinner of national solo horn competitions and has appeared
as a guest artist or soloist with many notable orchestras and music festivals. Mr.
Houghton earned a bachelor's degree with a Performer's Certificate from the Eastman
School of Music as a student of W. Peter Kurau. Further training included professional
studies with William VerMeulen. A passionate educator, Mark has presented numerous
clinics and master classes across the nation, and currently serves as Adjunct Professor
of Horn at Duquesne University. Mark is also an owner of Houghton Horns, a family
business that specializes in high-quality instruments, services, accessories, and
educational resources for brass players of all levels.
B.M., Eastman School of Music
Member, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra