Caleb is a classically-trained professional pianist and has played all styles of music written for the piano. He performs for weddings, parties, corporate events, recitals, competitions, auditions, etc. He meets with clients after booking to discuss special requests and is very attentive to each client's needs. He works tirelessly to make every event an outstanding experience.
A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Caleb Houck is an active recitalist, collaborative artist and private instructor based in Atlanta, Georgia. Recent accomplishments include solo and chamber performances at the Burgos International Music Festival (Spain), Brevard Music Center, Interlochen Center for the Arts, National Center for Civil and Human Rights, The Atlanta Concert Series, Agnes Scott College Community Orchestra, being named prizewinner at the 2008 South Carolina Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Competition and adjudicating for the 2012 Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition Young Jury. A passionate collaborative pianist, Caleb has appeared on stage with many choral conductors, including Grammy Award winning conductor Jerry Blackstone, Murray Sidlin, Steven Darsey, Larry Wyatt and Alicia Walker, the latter two with whom he worked as a graduate assistant at the University of South Carolina, during which time he accompanied the Concert Choir, University Chorus and Graduate Vocal Ensemble. Caleb's principal teachers were Marina Lomazov, Joseph Rackers and Eric Larsen, with additional study or masterclasses under Rebecca Penneys, Norman Krieger, Eugene and Elizabeth Pridonoff, among others. Besides his Performer's Certificate from USC, Caleb holds a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from Bob Jones University and a Master of Music in piano performance from USC. Caleb maintains a fresh and innovative private studio, teaching students of all ages and levels, and serves on the piano faculty at Community Music Centers of Atlanta and the European School of Music.
What others are saying about Caleb:
"We used Caleb Houck as an accompanist for 50 or so events across a 12 month span and were impressed with his musical abilities and professional manner. Caleb is a true professional who is both an excellent performer and a gifted collaborator. He continually set high standards for himself and those around him. Caleb's experience, enthusiastic nature, and ability to work with a variety of personalities would make him an asset at any type of event."
- Tim Nicholson, Lexington Presbyterian Church
"Before moving to Georgia, Caleb served as the director of music at our church in South Carolina. He not only showed great sensitivity and versatility as a musician and arranger; he also proved to be a man of character, kindness, and humility. It was a joy to serve with him, and those who have the opportunity to study under him won't regret it."
- Christian Crouch, pastoral assistant
"MASTERFUL accompanying tonight, Caleb. The Copland was electrifying! Bravissimo! . . . Copland was probably the best live performance I've heard sung by a chorus: it's notoriously difficult to hold together. It was incredible."
- Mark Husey, renowned organist and conductor
Wedding ceremony sample songs:
Beloved, Chaconne, Destiny of Love, Do You?, Dream - Yiruma
Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
Your Song - Elton John
All of Me - John Legend
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - J. S. Bach
Spring from the "Four Seasons" - Vivaldi
Bridal March from "Lohengrin" - Wagner
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Wedding March from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" - Mendelssohn
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
La Rejouissance from the "Royal Fireworks Music" - Handel