C. Houston Hill has Bachelor and Master Degrees in Vocal Performance from The University of Texas at Austin. He has sung professionally on stage, radio, and television throughout the United States. He has performed over thirty roles
in opera, musical theater, and oratorio.
His teaching experience spans over forty years and includes two years as a choral director in the Texas public schools and six years as a voice instructor at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah. While in Utah, Houston was a member and soloist with the world renown Mormon Tabernacle Choir, as well as the male vocal coach for the choir. At BYU, he was privileged to work with Jan Sullivan, the author of the book, The Phenomena of the Belt/Pop Voice. Because of this association and teaching experience, he has expertise in the teaching of all the contemporary styles of singing, including classical, musical theater, pop/belt, jazz, and country. Houston has also studied the science and physiology of singing and was associated with Dr. Keith Finlayson of the Salt Lake Ear, Nose, and Throat Medical Clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah where he gained invaluable experience in therapeutic treatment of singers with vocal injury and pathological disorders.
His teaching emphasizes stylistic accuracy and proper physiological functioning in opera and all contemporary styles of singing. His high school students have received scholarships to some of the best college musical theatre programs, and the highest ratings at statewide solo and choral competitions.
Houston is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).
What is NATS?
Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with nearly 7,000 members in the United States, Canada, and nearly 30 other countries.
NATS Mission Statement
To encourage the highest standards of the vocal art and of ethical principles in the teaching of singing; and to promote vocal education and research at all levels, both for the enrichment of the general public and for the professional advancement of the talented.
The National Association of Teachers of Singing Code of Ethics