Houston Simmons has earned his Bachelor of Music from Loyola University of the South and Master of Music degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, both in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has arranged, composed and orchestrated music for the New Orleans Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and the New York Orchestra.
As an entrepreneur, Houston Simmons began his own music record company, Kingdom Enterprises, Inc. in New Orleans, Louisiana. From this, he produced seven full-length album recordings, one of which received a Grammy Nomination.
Houston Simmons wrote and presented his first off-broadway production, “Hark! Christmas in the Raw!!”. From this, he was highlighted in a full-page feature of “Spotlight” on City People in an issue of the Daily News newspaper and another issue of **Our Time Press newspaper. (See articles below)
Twice has Houston Simmons been invited to bring a group of singers as the sole representatives of the USA in the largest international music festival in London, England. He was featured in an interview on a global radio broadcast of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the autumn/winter 2002 issue of The London Arts Cafe Magazine.
Houston Simmons has worked with 2006 Grammy Best New Artist, John Legend, and produced music for Comedy Central. He has taught voice lessons at The Harlem School of the Arts and piloted a “World Music” course at The High School of Art and Design in New York City. He has authored "How to Sing Great in 4 Simple Steps", a video series, mobile books, apps and other music educational products in how to sing better for singing success.