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Department of Visual and Performing Arts
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Mrs. Tawana Janeene Williams

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Department of Visual and Performing Arts

Instructor

M.M., Boston University
B.M., University of Texas

Studio Voice

Janeene Williams is an Instructor of Music at Angelo State University where she teaches Studio Voice and directs the Opera Music Theatre program. 

Ms. Williams earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Pedagogy from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Boston University.  She also completed an intensive two-year Meisner-based acting program at The Acting Studio in New York City, and worked professionally as an actor for the next few years.  She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

In addition to teaching at Angelo State University, Ms. Williams maintains an active performing schedule. As a professional soprano soloist, she specializes in oratorio, concert, recital and new/contemporary music. Recent performances include such perennial favorites as Bach’s B-minor Mass,  Handel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s Mass in C-Major and Mozart’s  Mass in C-minor.  Ms. Williams is also a proponent of “new” music and has performed numerous works, including Sparrows by Schwanter, Vocalissimus by Currier,  Juliet at Her Window by Godfrey, as well as Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire.  She has also collaborated with concert pianists Anton Nel and Frederick Moyers.  Ms. Williams has been a member of the Grammy-nominated, professional chamber choir, Conspirare, since 2006.

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