(born 1955) studied Music Education at
Folkwang-Musikhochschule Essen and the organ with Gisbert
Schneider. Following her exams she taught both German and
Music Education at Secondary School. She received her
doctorate and postdoctoral lecturing qualification in
musicology and was called for lectures at
Gerhard-Mercator-Universität Duisburg and
Robert-Schumann-Hochschule Düsseldorf. Since 1993 she
has been lecturing at Dortmund University`s “Institut
für Musik und Musikwissenschaft”, with both music
theory and contemporary music as her focus.
Since 2000 her music is published by Edition Wandelweiser
(Haan). Several CDs have been released by Edition
Wandelweiser Records, Another Timbre, Irritable Hedgehog,
Makro. In 2012 she founded her own label diafani (www.diafani.de).
See the list of publications (musicology), concerning
contemporary music and traditional music: www.evamariahouben.de.
She performs works for organ and piano, as soloist as well
as a member of duo, trio, ensemble.