Betsy Cook Weber is an Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music. Dr. Weber teaches a full load of coursework, oversees the large and varied choral area at the Moores School, and is also highly active as a clinician, adjudicator, lecturer, and conductor.  It is, however, her work with the Moores School Concert Chorale that has brought her the most notoriety and acclaim.

Most recently, Concert Chorale performed and competed in the 47th Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales, UK.   Under Weber's direction, Chorale was selected to represent the United States in the opening concert; they were also accepted into four competitive categories.  Concert Chorale won or placed in every category in which they were entered receiving two thirds, a second, and a first prize in the coveted Chamber Choir category.   Judges comments included statements such as "de luxe singing, eliciting admiration and gratitude," "wonderfully elegant and humorous," "sophisticated choir --- expertly prepared and with a finely-tuned corporate ear.  In 2008, Chorale received a standing ovation as one of the featured choirs of the 2008 Texas Music Educators Convention in San Antonio TMEA convention.  The year before, Chorale sang at the national convention of the American Choral Directors Association in Miami, March 2007, again receiving standing ovations.   ACDA performances were described in ChoralNet as “simply outstanding.”

It is the ongoing reputation of Weber's work with this ensemble that has brought numerous interesting opportunities for UH singers, including performances with Houston's Houston Chamber Choir, Mercury Baroque, NBC's Clash of the Choirs (New York), the Latin Grammy's Lifetime Achievement Awards, and Star Wars in Concert in Houston's Toyota Center.

Recent and upcoming engagements include serving as conductor of All-State choirs of Nebraska, New York, Virginia, and Arkansas as well as working at festivals in Texas, Florida, California, Mississippi, Ohio, Georgia, Louisiana, and New Mexico.  She will also present several lectures for ACDA and MENC chapters in West Virginia, Alabama, and Texas.

Before coming to the University of Houston, Dr. Weber was a successful music teacher in the public schools at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels, during which time choirs under her direction won numerous competitions and awards.  She also served seven years as Assistant and, later, Associate Director of the Houston Symphony Chorus, helping prepare major works for renowned conductors including Robert Shaw, Christoph Eschenbach, Roger Wagner, Nicholas McKegan, and Christopher Seaman.

Dr. Weber holds degrees from the University of North Texas, Westminster Choir College (Princeton, NJ), and the University of Houston.