Jen Young is a vocalist, choir director, choral arranger and performer from Brisbane, Australia. She is a passionate musician with comprehensive training in contemporary voice and piano. She has a Bachelor of Music from Queensland University of Technology, where she also studied Education, Psychology, and Choral Conducting and Arranging. She joined Houston Choral Showcase in 2016.
Ms. Young made a name for herself in Brisbane by pushing the boundaries of show choir performance. She used modern techniques and kept up with current trends to create exciting and groundbreaking pieces and routines. Her choirs achieved a Gold ranking in many competitions for over 17 years. Many of the show choirs under Ms. Young’s direction have also toured, with performances at Disneyland and a variety of venues in LA, New York and Seattle.
In coordination with all her choral work has been a very fulfilling private teaching studio. At its peak, Ms. Young would teach in excess of 120 students a week. All programs for each student are individualized based around the students’ level of ability, goals, musical tastes and expectations. Ms. Young is happy to suggest different styles for students to try as she believes that any musical education should be well rounded.
In addition to her experience with directing choirs and vocal instruction, Ms. Young is also a well-established solo and ensemble singer. Her experience includes cover bands, professional and amateur musicals, choirs, show choirs, and wedding vocal groups.
Ms. Young’s philosophy with all teaching and direction is Educate, Encourage and Inspire.
Belinda Rossiter has been a singer with Houston Choral Showcase since 2005. She is a scientist by training, analytical by nature, and finds her best expression through music. Having already served several nonprofit organizations in an administrative capacity, Ms. Rossiter took the position of HCS Executive Director in 2010. Here she can combine her administrative skills with her passion for music.