Upcoming Events

SAVE THE DATES! 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

"Silicon Valley Moms: Views from a California ESL Class"  was commissioned and 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:

Dr. Deaconoff also gave a first performance of his own arrangement of "Feels Like a Passacaglia" for organ and handbells at the First Presbyterian Church, Oakland, on International Womans Day.

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.

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

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.