Betsy Cook Weber
Director - Houston Symphony Chorus
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Dr. Betsy Cook Weber is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies at the University of Houston's Moores School of Music and is also internationally active as a conductor, clinician, adjudicator and lecturer. In 2013, Weber became the 13th person and first woman to receive the Texas Choral Director Association's coveted Texas Choirmaster Award. She is editor of the Betsy Cook Weber choral series with Alliance Music Publishing. Choirs under Weber's direction, including the Moores School Concert Chorale, have been featured at multiple state and national conventions. Internationally, Chorale has won prizes and received acclaim at prestigious competitions in Wales, France and Germany. Weber has prepared singers for Da Camera of Houston and for early music orchestras Ars Lyrica Houston and Mercury. She prepares singers for touring shows, including Josh Groban, NBC's Clash of the Choirs, Telemundo's Latin Grammy, Star Wars: In Concert and Andrea Bocelli. Before joining the University of Houston, Weber taught vocal music, K-12, in public schools. Prior to her appointment as Houston Symphony Chorus Director, she served from 1990-1997 as Assistant and, later, Associate Director of the Chorus. She holds degrees from the University of North Texas, Westminster Choir College (Princeton, NJ) and the University of Houston.