SOCO Women’s Chorus Staff

Janey Hall | Founder & Artistic Director

Janey is a veteran performer and director of choral music.  Having taught in both public and private sectors of music education, her choirs have consistently won awards and recognition, including a 1999 Texas Music Educators Association ‘honor choir’ selection.

Hall received a Bachelors degree in All-Level Choral Music Education from Abilene Christian University, but began her music education career even before the degree was conferred, conducting ACU’S Freshmen Women’s Chorus and ACHS’s Concert Choir.  Every choir she has conducted in her 30+ years of conducting has doubled in membership.  Outside of public & private music education, Hall has also conducted community and church choirs, as well as children’s choirs.

Janey is also a professional singer, practicing what she preaches.  She has enjoyed her Carnegie Hall debut in 1993, Dallas Opera debut in 1993, European soloist debut in 1995, as well as performed with Abilene Opera Association, Dallas Lyric Opera, Deep Elum Opera Company and Houston Grand Opera, where she had the honor of having been selected to the cast of Leonard Bernstein’s world premier of A Quiet Place, the sequel to his Trouble In Tahiti. She is a Charter Member of The Women’s Chorus of Dallas and sang with them from 1989-2003.  A published composer, Ms. Hall is a member ASCAP with her composition, There Is A Season, published by Shawnee Music Press.

SoCo Women’s Chorus Board of Directors

Janet McCullar, Board Chair

Sandy Cusick, Board Treasurer

Rebecca O’Connor, Board Secretary

Marion Sanchez, Member at Large

Alex Bosier, Member at Large

Shannon Brooke Mantrom, Member at Large

SoCo Women’s Chorus Advisory Board

Joel Baldazo, Dallas Entrepreneur

David Brock, TCU Director of Opera Theatre

Cathy Brown, Founder & Artistic Director, New Texas Symphony Orchestra

Billie Buddenhagen, Director of Operations, Ballet Austin

Larry Carter, Former SoCo Board of Directors Member

Chester Eitze, Executive Director, Bastrop Opera House

Craig Hella Johnson, Founder & Artistic Director, Conspirare

Jeffrey Jones-Ragona, Artistic Director, Capital City Men’s Chorus

Joseph Martin, Composer; Shawnee Music Press

Antoine Spencer, former principal accompanist, Turtle Creek Chorale