JOYFUL HARMONY DIRECTOR
Jean Miller received a B.A. in Music Education and Vocal Performance from Pepperdine University and a M.M. in Vocal Performance from Illinois State University. Jean’s secondary instrument is flute. She founded and for thirteen years directed Nashville Notes. Her community involvement includes singing in and guest conducting the Woodmont Hills Church choir, performing and directing musicals at the Antioch Church of Christ, and directing an annual musical play for over a decade at the Teen Learning Center, a home school cooperative.
Jean has taught vocal technique seminars for various church music ministries and also coached diction for Nashville Symphony Chorus. She has sung soprano solos in Nashville Early Music Ensemble and Lipscomb University’s Early Music Consort throughout her career as an adjunct voice faculty member at Lipscomb. Jean performed the role of Amahl in Amahl and the Night Visitors at Pepperdine. She has appeared as a soloist numerous times on Lipscomb’s Faculty and Friends series, in Fauré’s Requiem at Woodmont Hills Church, in Lipscomb’s presentations of Handel’s Messiah and Mendelssohn’s Hymn of Praise. Jean has taught private voice at Lipscomb since 1979, and more recently, Opera Workshop, Vocal Literature, Diction, directed University Singers, and was music director for Lipscomb’s main stage production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. She currently sings with the Nashville Symphony Chorus.
JOYFUL HARMONY ASSIST. DIRECTOR
GLORY CHOIR DIRECTOR
Olivia Wuest, a homeschool graduate, has been in the Nashville Notes community for over 18 years. She's had extensive music training from a very early age and has directed Beginner Band and then Concert Band since 2013, and Glory Choir since 2015. She has a passion for children, music, and teaching which is clearly and undeniably evident as she directs with amazing energy, grace, and enthusiasm while imparting musical gems to her students! She has served as section leader for several years and directed a homeschool choir for 2 years before Nashville Notes offered choirs. She also enjoyed coaching at Ambassador Speech & Debate in Franklin for 3 years.
When she’s not immersed in Nashville Notes activities, she can be found performing with local pit orchestras, singing in her church choir, and managing a restaurant in Franklin. In her free time she enjoys perusing the web for the latest singing groups, studying teaching methods, playing piano and other instruments, and always singing whenever possible!
Nadine Webb’s journey to Nashville Notes began in Johnson City, NY, where she was raised in the beautiful foothills of New York’s Southern Tier. Her earliest musical delights included excellent elementary music teachers, choral, and Suzuki violin studies. In middle and high school, she focused on choral groups, show choir, musical theater, vocal solo festivals, and various performing arts ministries through church.
Her musical training continued at Cedarville University in Ohio. She graduated in 1997 with a B.A. in Elementary Education, Music concentration and Bible minor. While at Cedarville, she was challenged to do everything to the glory of God, with “quality stamped all over it.” She believes there is a great need for music literacy among Christ-followers as we point the world to Him.
Nadine has led church children’s choirs, school choirs and musical dramas. She taught elementary music at Indian Rocks Christian School in Largo, Florida. Her students consistently earned superior ratings at choral festivals. She also had the honor of preparing individuals who would go on to be selected for the FMEA Elementary All-State Choir. Some of her favorite teaching moments have been leading children in worship, teaching Scripture songs, and seeing her students’ faces light up when they learn a new musical skill or concept. Nadine wishes to help each child identify and love the uniqueness of his/her God-given instrument.
By God’s grace, she educates her children at home, together with her husband, Steve. They reside in his hometown of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.