Affiliate Artist in Trombone
office: MSM 345
office phone: (713)743-3179
address: 120 School of Music Bldg, Houston, TX 77204-4017
Kauk became an Affiliate Artist in Trombone at the Moores School of Music in 1995, and served as a member of the Moores Faculty Brass Quintet for 13 years. As a student of Alan Barnhill, he earned his B. M. in Applied Music from the University of Houston. He has performed extensively with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, including two international tours and various recordings. In addition, he has performed with the Utah, San Antonio, and Jacksonville symphonies, and for numerous summers with the Utah Festival Opera Company and the Grand Teton Music Festival. He has taught at the Texas Music Festival for many years and, in 2004, led efforts to successfully establish the Al Lube Scholarship Endowment, in honor of his former teacher. Kauk recently retired as Principal Trombone from both the Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet orchestras after decades of service. As a member of the HGO orchestra, Kauk was a performer in the NPR broadcasts of HGO performances. In addition, Kauk participated in HGO’s commercial CDs of Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas and Carlisle Floyd’s Of Mice and Men.