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Jane Van Houten is well versed in the West Michigan area. The youngest of 11 children (eight girls & three boys), thus having eight moms and four dads, grew up in East Grand Rapids and attended St. Andrew’s School & Marywood Academy. Prior to joining us as Music Director in January 2009, Jane Van Houten spent 12 years as a choral director and pianist working with choirs in all capacities. She graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy with a piano major and voice/composition minor and from Michigan State University. Passionate about music education, Jane became involved in choral training through her work with the Grand Rapids Choir of Men and Boys as the Cadet Choir director and adjunct vocal instructor for the Preparatory Chorus. This inspired her to take classes from the Royal School of Choir Music in Manchester, England. Jane is a member of the American Federation of Pueri Cantores.