Head Choir Director
Jessica Shine graduated from Grammy award winning Spring High School under the direction of Denise Eaton. She then attended Sam Houston State University where she studied Music Education. During this time, she was a member of the Women’s Choir and the Sam Houston State University Chorale, an ACDA and TMEA performing ensemble. Throughout her undergraduate studies, Jessica had the opportunity to work with and learn from Dr. James Franklin and Denise Eaton, as well as many choir directors in the greater Houston area.
This is Jessica's eighth year at Mayde Creek High School and her fourth year as the Head Director. Students under Jessica's direction have been selected to TMEA All-State and All-Region ensembles, named Best in Class and Outstanding Overall at competitions around the state, consistently received sweepstakes at UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluation, received Tommy Tune nominations including Best Musical Direction, Houston Grand Opera Bauer Family High School Voice Studio, Outstanding Soloist at UIL State Solo and Ensemble and Katy Young Artist Competition, featured choir for the Houston Chamber Choir’s Hear the Future concert and most recently invited to the Houston Christian University Choir Invitational.
Jessica is a founding member of Casulana, the Women's Choir of Houston and currently performs with the Memorial Drive UMC Chanel Choir.
Jessica's professional affiliations include TMEA and TCDA.
Assistant Choir Director
Christopher graduated from Houston Baptist University with a degree in Music Education. At HBU, Christopher had the opportunity to study Choral Techniques under the direction of Dr. John Yarrington and Dr. Terre Johnson. In the spring of 2019, Christopher conducted a concert at the San Zeno Cathedral in Verona, Italy. He also studies piano with Dr. Yung-Chiu Wang. When Chris is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife Jullianne and his dog Hiccup.
This is Christopher's fourth year at Mayde Creek High School.
Christopher's professional affiliations include TMEA and TCDA.