Janet Burnett

Musical Director

Janet has been a Sweet Adeline since 1967 (she says she started as a toddler!) But actually, she was in high school – her Dad sang with one of the New Orleans men’s barbershop chapters. She soon discovered Sweet Adelines, and the rest they say, is history! She began directing in the late seventies, as Director of the Slidell and Harmony Harbor Sweet Adeline choruses. She moved to Houston in 1982, and joined Houston Horizon in its second year of existence. Since that time she has served as Interim Director of Houston Horizon for our international competition performance in 1989, as Director of the Brazos Crossing Chorus in Rosenberg, TX, and most recently as the Director of the Statesmen Chorus in Spring, TX, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.  She is a Master Director in Sweet Adelines and a Certified Director in the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Janet has sung tenor in numerous Regional Champion Quartets, including one top-ten International finish with Symmetry Quartet. She also served as a Sweet Adeline Showmanship Judge for a number of years, and as Director of Musical Activities (Education Coordinator) for Region 10. She enjoys coaching quartets and choruses, especially in visual performance.

In real life, Janet is a CPA, and works as the Chief Accounting Officer of an engineering firm in The Woodlands. She is married to Tom, with two wonderful step-children and five awesome step-grandchildren, and two dogs. Her other hobbies include cooking and gardening, but barbershop music is her lifelong passion.