Aren Van Houzen

Trumpet

Aren Van Houzen

Aren Van Houzen

Aren Van Houzen works as an educator and freelance performer throughout eastern Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri.  He is Principal Trumpet of the Quincy Symphony Orchestra and 2nd Trumpet of Orchestra Iowa. Aren also teaches trumpet at Culver-Stockton College. He has been a featured soloist with several Midwest performing organizations and continues to pursue a modest soloing schedule. Further activity in the music industry has included such diversity as Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra to the Clyde Beatty Cole Brothers Circus and all things in between.  He has also apprenticed with mouthpiece, mute manufacturers and offered custom trumpet alterations in the late 1990’s.  Aren began soloing at age 17, having been selected to perform Haydn’s trumpet concerto with the Holland Youth Symphony, and playing trumpet continues to be as thrilling to this very day. In addition to performing and teaching, Aren is a founding owner and operator of Van Houzen Brewing Company, LLC, a native Iowa brewery located in Tiffin, Iowa.