Janet Burnett

Music 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, the Director of the Statesmen Chorus in Spring, TX, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, and the Director of the Houston Horizon Chorus since 2014.  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 several years, as Director of Musical Activities (Education Coordinator) for Region 10, and is currently serving as the Finance Coordinator for Region 10.  She enjoys coaching quartets and choruses, especially in visual performance.

Janet is a retired CPA. She is married to Tom, with two wonderful stepchildren and five awesome step-grandchildren, and two dogs. Her other hobbies include quilting, crafting, cooking, and gardening, but barbershop music is her lifelong passion.