About Dr. Reginald Houze
Dr. Houze is an experienced conductor of ensembles of all types including choral, instrumental, sacred and secular, held in concert halls and for the stage and screen. A nationally known clinician and adjudicator, he frequently conducts in venues such as Carnegie Hall and is on the board of directors of the Conductors Guild, serving the organization’s international membership of more than 1200 conductors.
With over a decade of experience teaching in public schools and universities, he cofounded and conducted the Hattiesburg Junior Pops Orchestra in Hattiesburg, Mississippi where he grew up, and also served as the conductor of the Wind Ensemble of Tarleton state University, TX. Dr. Houze’s successful collaborations outside of the education setting include concerts with Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum and with Douglas Yeo, former principal bass trombonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Houze is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and received his master’s degree from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education and his doctorate from the University of South Carolina.