Assistant Professor of Music

  • Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center - 311
  • Music Department
  • (573) 288-6000 Ext. 6812


Dr. Aren Van Houzen joined the Culver-Stockton faculty in August 2018. He develops and teaches courses on music, applied brass, chamber music, jazz studies and brass methods.

Van Houzen is the principal trumpet with the Quincy Symphony Orchestral, and he is the second trumpet with Orchestra Iowa. He has been a featured soloist with several performing organizations in the Midwest, and he has orchestral, band and jazz/commercial ensemble experience in cities throughout Iowa, Michigan, Indiana and Texas.

Van Houzen previously taught at Quincy University in Quincy, Ill., St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, and Monmouth College in Monmouth, Ill.


1994 -- B.A., Music in Trumpet Performance, Hope College, Holland, Mich.
1996 -- M.A., Music in Trumpet Performance, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
2008 -- Ph.D., Musical Arts in Trumpet Performance, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.

Assistant Professor of Music

Aren VanHouzen