I received my Bachelor of Music Education degree from Sam Houston State University, where I had the privilege of studying conducting under Dr. Bev. Henson, and voice with Barbara Corbin. I continued graduate studies in Vocal Performance under Dr. Walter Foster and have had further vocal training under Eva Bostrand in Canada, and currently with Kathleen Terbeek in Dallas. In 1992 I moved to Edmonton, Alberta, where I began my professional singing and teaching career. I sang with Pro Coro, a professional ensemble, for 8 years, and was commissioned by the Richard Eaton Singers and I Coristi as a soprano soloist. During this time, I taught private voice and general music at a private school. In 2002, I moved back to Texas to begin my teaching career with Plano ISD. I was an assistant choral director for two years and an elementary music specialist for eight. I sang with The Texas Voices for several years, and I’m currently a member of the Dallas Symphony Chorus. I’ve had the great honor of being named “Teacher of the Year” by my colleagues, and of receiving a Lifetime PTA Membership Award. I’m now fulfilling a life-long dream of teaching voice full-time. I have opened my own private voice studio, and am thrilled to continue working with the incredibly gifted students of Plano ISD. My passion is to help students discover and develop their musical potential, and to build their self-confidence in performing as well as in LIFE.
View WebsiteLois received a Bachelor of Music Degree from Baylor University, where she studied with Carolyn Backus. She also attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, pursuing a Master of Music Degree and studied with Jack Coldiron. She has performed in many venues, including musical theatre, oratorio, cantatas and solo recitals. She has held various positions in churches throughout our state. Lois is married and has 5 grown children. She has been teaching for more than 30 years and has many former students who have gone on to major colleges and universities, majoring in music. Most have received generous scholarships. She also has former students, who are currently singing professionally all over the country and indeed, the world. Her students consistently receive the highest ratings at competitions, festivals and All-State. She has had many high school students through the years, who have been selected to the OAKE National Choir. She is a frequent adjudicator. Lois is a member of several professional organizations, including Organization of American Kodaly Educators, Music Educators National Conference, Texas Music Educators Association, Music Teachers National Association, National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), Dallas Music Teachers Association and Texas Music Teachers Association, where she served as the State Vocal Chair from 2007-2011 and 2014. She served on the NATS Texoma Region Board of Control, as the Independent Teacher Liaison from 2012-2014. Lois was elected the Dallas Music Teachers Association President in 2014.