Jeanette Knapp Chase

Title: Retired Music Educator
Location: El Lago, Texas, United States

Jeanette Knapp Chase, Retired Music Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in choral conducting, vocal pedagogy and performance, and fine arts education.

One of Mrs. Chase’s earliest jobs was teaching swimming for the Red Cross. This position eventually led her to take on synchronized swimming and later earn teaching degrees. She received an AA in vocal performance from San Jacinto College in 1972, a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from the University of Houston in 1976 and a Master of Arts in fine arts education from the University of Houston in 1982. Mrs. Chase remained a committed educator and music director for more than three decades, providing her services for the Webster Presbyterian Church, Lee College, San Jacinto College, and the Houston Grand Opera Chorus. In addition, she continued to teach, coach, officiate and judge her first love, synchronized swimming. She has been active in this community since 1954.

Early in Mrs. Chase’s career, she helped others as a nurse. She received a diploma in nursing from the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in 1958. She started her career as a nurse at that hospital and later worked at Columbia Hospital, St. Agnus Hospital, the Gulfway General Hospital, the Pasadena Bayshore Hospital and the Office of Dr. Terry Vincent. In 2017, Mrs. Chase received the USSS Lillian MacKellar Distinguished Service Award in Recognition of Selfless Service and Dedication to the Enrichment of Those Encountered. In 2016, she was named the South Zone Contributor of the Year. She has received several teaching and music awards throughout her career. Though retired, Mrs. Chase looks forward to continuing working and hopes to publish some of her writings.

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