Director of Graduate Choral Studies
Dr. Charles Hausmann has been Director of Choral Studies and Professor of Conducting at the Moores School of Music, University of Houston since 1985 where he conducts the Moores School Choral Artists, teaches choral conducting and literature, and supervises the master's and doctoral programs in conducting. As conductor of the Houston Symphony Chorus since 1986, Dr. Hausmann has prepared the chorus for over 300 performances with the Symphony and has lead them on numerous tours to Mexico and Europe. Also active as a church musician, he has been Director of Music at churches in Colorado, Kentucky, New Jersey, and Texas. He currently serves as Director of the St. Philip Presbyterian Church Choir in Houston.
Last season he prepared over forty performances with university, symphony, and church choirs. Major works prepared under his direction last season include: Mendelssohn's Elijah, Kodaly's, Te Deum, Brahms' Triumphlied, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, and Orff's Carmina Burana. He also prepares the annual performances of Handel's Messiah and holiday pops programs with the Houston Symphony.
This past Summer he prepared choruses for performances of Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, and the Berlioz Requiem with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria in Mexico City, an orchestra for which he has prepared numerous major works. In July he conducted the Ocean Grove New Jersey Choral Festival with a chorus of 1675 singers.
This season he will prepare and conduct choirs in performances of Bach's Mass in B minor, Barber's Prayers of Kierkegaard, Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem, Bruckner's Te Deum, Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Rachmaninoff's The Bells, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Schubert's Die Gesang der Geister uber den Wassern, Handel's Messiah, and Pops performances which include An American Salute, and the annual A Very Merry Pops Christmas Concerts with the Houston Symphony.
Other current guest conducting engagements will include performances of Handel's Messiah in Mexico City, and a Carnegie Hall appearance conducting Mozart's Requiem with the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra.