Our Accompanist - Jan Houser

 

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Jan Houser has been the Jefferson City Cantorum pianist and Music Director of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, where she directs the adult choir and leads classic worship as organist and pianist, for 31 years. She was honored as a Missouri Choral Directors Association Outstanding Central District Director in 2008. Nationally certified by the Music Teachers National Association, she has been a private piano teacher in Jefferson City since 1977, where her students have received awards and honors, and many have continued in the musical profession.

 

She was selected “Teacher of the Year” by the Missouri Music Teachers Association, for which she served as state president. She was honored as a Music Teachers National Association Foundation Fellow in Milwaukee in March 2011. She served two terms as president of the Mid-Missouri Area Music Teachers Association, of which she was a founding member. She is the National Federation of Music Clubs Junior Festival Chairman, Jefferson City, Chairman for the National Guild of Piano Teachers Student Auditions and Co-Chair of the Missouri Federation of Music Clubs College Student Auditions.

 

Jan was a Zonta Women of Achievement Honoree in 2007. She is the pianist for the Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra. She has been the music director/pianist for many Jefferson City Little Theatre musical productions and has served on the boards of the Jefferson City Concert Association and the Capital City Council on the Arts.

 

Jan holds degrees from the University of Indianapolis and Ball State University in Piano Performance and a certificate from the Ecole d’Art Americaines, Fontainebleau, France. She has served on the faculties of the University of Missouri-Columbia, William Woods University, Wright State University and Miami University of Ohio.

 

She and her husband, Dr. Steven Houser, have one son, Steven, and daughter-in-law, Janice, and two delightful grandchildren, Steven John and Emily.

 

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