Jackson Intermediate School and River Oaks Baptist School
This group is in their second year of collaboration. Last year, the choirs wrote a song together which they were invited to perform for the Mayor of Pasadena on the steps of City Hall! The group will write a new song, practice virtually and in-person, and sing at City Hall again!
After growing up in Brazil with two Southern Baptist music missionary parents, soprano Leigh Shipman followed in their footsteps by attending Stetson University in Florida for her Bachelor of Music Education and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth for her Master of Music. Her solo career has included performances in opera, oratorio, musical theater, community and sacred concerts, recitals, and master classes throughout the United States, Brazil, England, Israel and Eastern Europe. At First Presbyterian Church of Houston, she has served during her entire Houston tenure as a soprano soloist/section leader in two adult choirs. She also directs the church’s Resound! 6th-12th grade youth choir. Leigh is in her seventh year at River Oaks Baptist School as the Middle School Music Teacher. Leigh has taught public school elementary music and has also directed church children’s choirs and handbell choirs through the years. She also served as a youth director in addition to directing several choirs in a Methodist church.