Janet L. Houston attended Northern Kentucky University, NKU, and studied piano accompaniment under Carolyn Hagner. As a student, she was selected to serve as an accompanist for Dr. John Westlund. Instrumental in her development as a musician, Dr. Westlund was her teacher, mentor and friend.
Ms. Houston worked in the NKU Prep department under the direction of Dr. Melanie Williams and Toni Sheffer with the first Northern Kentucky Children’s Ensemble. In 1993, Janet began as the NKCC rehearsal and performance accompanist. Her career has taken her from Music Hall to Carnegie Hall and many wonderful venues in Western Europe. The memories she has with NKCC are countless and will be treasured always.
Janet studies horticulture and is a long-distance runner. She lives in Florence, KY with her husband, Bruce. They have four children and two grandchildren.