Hough, who earned her B.M. at Winthrop, is currently pursuing a D.M.A. in vocal performance at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Her teachers and coaches include Carla LeFevre, Jerry Helton, Dan Pardue, Benton Hess, and Andrew Harley. Hough joined Winthrop's voice faculty in 2002 and teaches applied voice and diction for singers.
Before coming to Winthrop, Hough taught both private and class voice. She also served as both technical director and assistant conductor for the Greensboro Opera Camp hosted by the Greensboro Opera Company. Hough is an active soloist in both recital and oratorio, recently with the Statesville Oratorio Society and the Lancaster Chamber Choir. Hough also has been a soloist for the Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra in Charlotte, N.C., and sings with the Ethos Consortium, a professional chamber ensemble in Charlotte. Hough has performed a variety of roles, including Pamina from The Magic Flute, Cupid from Orpheus in the Underworld, Eliza Doolittle from My Fair Lady, and Marion from The Music Man.
Hough has successfully competed in a variety of competitions. Recently she won the North Carolina Division of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Artist Awards. She is a member of NATS and is an Opera Carolina Academy-affiliated teacher.
Originally from the Carolinas, Hough resides in Charlotte with her husband, Michael, and their dogs, Chloe and Emma.