Edward Houghton


Edward Houghton is a music educator and emeritus professor of music at the University of California at Santa Cruz, where he led the Division of the Arts as Dean from 1992 to 2007. The themes of his leadership were the synergy of scholarship and performance, the richness of cultural diversity in expanding the curriculum, the incorporation of new technology, and the planning and design of an outstanding center for the arts.  He also was Director of the University of California Study Center at the University of Padua (1976-78) with programs at Padua, Venice, Bologna, and Perugia and served on the administrative council of Prof. Luciano Merigliano, Il Rettore Magnifico, and the planning committee for the 300th anniversary celebration of the first woman to receive a university degree, Elena Lucrezia Cornaro (1678). He is presently finishing work on a critical edition of the Chigi Codex, for which he received two research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Codex, a precious Franco-Burgundian manuscript now in the Vatican Library, is an important source of fifteenth and early sixteenth century polyphonic music. The critical edition will be published by the University of Chicago Press in the series Monuments of Renaissance Music