Artistic Directors

Janwin Overstreet-Goode
 

Janwin Overstreet-Goode is a secondary choral music consultant, following 36 years as a high school choral director, primarily in Texas. She holds BM and BME degrees from Murray State University and an MM from the University of Kentucky. Choirs under her direction twice performed for the Texas Music Educators Association convention (Sam Rayburn HS Chorale Women in 2001; Friendswood HS Campus Singers in 2008). Her choirs were consistent Sweepstakes and superior ratings recipients at the University Interscholastic League contests, and were named Best in Class at contests in Florida, Louisiana, California and Texas. 

 

Overstreet-Goode served as Vocal Division Vice-President, President-Elect, President and Past President of TMEA from 2011-2016, and served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Texas Choral Directors Association from 2007-2009.  Overstreet-Goode was honored by the Houston Symphony Orchestra and Fidelity FutureStage as the 2008 Outstanding Music Educator in the Field of Choral Music. She was the conductor/clinician of the 2006 Kentucky All-State Women’s Choir. While at Friendswood HS, Goode was twice recognized for Best Musical Direction by the Houston-area Tommy Tune Awards: in 2010 for Oklahoma, and in 2017 for Les Miserables.

 

She currently serves as a rehearsal conductor for the Houston Symphony Chorus.
 

Neena Taylor
 

Neena Taylor is a graduate of the University of Texas at Pan American with a Bachelor of Arts in Voice. She has done post-graduate work in voice and conducting at the University of Houston. During the 24 years that she taught at Jersey Village High School, her choirs received consistent Sweepstakes awards at Concert and Sight-reading Contest and Best in Class at state festivals.

Taylor has presented three workshops at the Texas Choral Directors Convention and conducted numerous Region Clinics in the state. The Jersey Village Varsity Women under her direction performed at the 2003 Texas Music Educators Association Convention. She has been active in the community as a director of church choirs, singing with the Houston Symphony, the former professional Concert Chorale of Houston and Houston Chamber Choir.

Taylor's professional affiliations include TCDA, ACDA, TMAA and TMEA.

She conducts workshops and clinics around the state.

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