Tyler Junior College


Vocal Faculty

C. Jeanie Oxler, M.M.

Office Location: WCA-1A
Office Phone Number: (903) 510-2202
Email Address: coxl@tjc.edu

M.M., Indiana University, 2000
B.M., Hardin-Simmons University, 1996

Certifications and Memberships:

  • All-Level Teacher Certification in music education, Texas, since 1996
  • Honor Societies: Pi Kappa Lambda
  • Alpha Chi
  • Kappa Delta Pi.
  • Professional Societies: Sigma Alpha Iota
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing, since 2001
  • Texas Community College Teachers Association, since 2000

Mrs. C. Jeanie Oxler, lyric coloratura soprano, joined the TJC Music faculty in the Fall of 2000. She is Instructor of Voice, Ear Training/Sight Singing and Italian Diction. In addition to her duties at TJC, Mrs. Oxler maintains an active performance, master class and private teaching schedule.

At Hardin-Simmons University, Mrs. Oxler (Paradee) studied with Kathy McNeil. She was a member of the HSU Concert Choir, the Abilene Philharmonic Chorus in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, gave recitals, and began teaching voice through the HSU Community School. Oxler performed the role of Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen and Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Magic Flute, in HSU’s opera workshop.

Mrs. Oxler was known for her Art Song Recitals at Indiana University, where she studied with Martina Arroyo, Alan Bennett, and renown pianists/coaches Leonard Hokanson and Gary Arvin. She was selected member and section leader for a professional choir, Apollo Chorus, and performed with the Indianapolis Symphony. In the Fall of 1999, Mrs. Oxler was a finalist at the National Association of Teachers of Singing regional convention in Muncie, Indiana. Mrs. Oxler has participated in master classes of Martina Arroyo, Alan Bennett, Costanza Cuccaro, James McDonald, and Kathy McNeil, and has taught Pedagogy, Artistry and Art Song Master Classes.

Performing throughout the community, Oxler is a member, cantor, and soloist in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Choir, where she was featured soloist in What Child is This a Christmas Cantata by John Leavitt. As a former member of the Tyler Chamber Chorale, Mrs. Oxler was soprano soloist in Bach’s Magnificat and other smaller works. Oxler has performed solos with the Marvin Methodist Chancel Choir featuring the Dallas Brass Ensemble, and soprano solos in Canticle of Joy at First United Methodist Church in Gilmer. In addition to performing, Jeanie Oxler gives master classes at various churches in the Tyler community to help develop sound vocal technique in church music.

Mrs. Oxler has taught private voice lessons for fifteen years, and combines a strong foundation of vocal technique with artistry and musicality in lessons. Performance classes, student recitals, studio recitals, as well as civic, church and school related performances are offered to her voice students. Mrs. Oxler’s students have performed lead roles in theatre, musicals, and opera at Tyler Junior College, Tyler Civic Theatre, and others institutions. Her high school students have received superior ratings at UIL and TAPPS State Solo and Ensemble contest, and her college students are finding much success at their transfer institutions, in both vocal competitions and school performances.

Andrea Trent

Office Location: WCA-4
Office Hours: 8-10 a.m. M-F
Phone: 903-510-2213
Email: atre@tjc.edu

M.M. Vocal Performance, Southern Methodist University
B.M. Music Education, Webster University
Also studied at: Swinney Conservatory of Music, California State University
Graduate taught at Meadows School of the Arts - studied under the late Thomas Hayward

Andrea Trent is Professor of Voice at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, TX. She studied at Swinney Conservatory in Fayette, MO and holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Webster University in St. Louis, MO with additional graduate studies at California State University in Long Beach. She studied with the late Thomas Hayward, former leading tenor of the Metropolitan Opera and earned her Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Her performing background is varied from opera, oratorio, and recital to musical theater. Trent performed in southern California with the Orange Coast Summer Musicals, sang in the prestigious and internationally known Pacific Chorale and in the Opera Theatre of Long Beach. Among her credits in the Dallas area are various oratorio roles as featured soprano soloist in performances of Handel’s Messiah, Schubert’s Mass in C Minor, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and made her debut performance in the Mort Meyerson Symphony Center with members of the Dallas Symphony as featured soprano soloist in Brahms’s Requiem. She has traveled and performed as soloist in venues in Vienna, Budapest, Prague and in Greece.

Trent formerly taught choral music in both Highland Park ISD and Garland ISD in Dallas. She is a member of the National Association for Teachers of Singing and serves on the Board of Directors of the DFW Chapter of NATS.

Ms. Trent is recognized as a highly effective vocal pedagogue in the east Texas area where she blends her vocal performance expertise with a successful teaching studio. Her duties at TJC include APPLIED VOICE, MUSIC APPRECIATION and Director of Opera Workshop and Harmony & Understanding.

Dr. James Henderson

Office Location: WCA-Studio 1B
Office Phone Number: (903) 510-2561
Email Address: jhen2@tjc.edu

D.M.A. Choral Conducting, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009
M.M. Choral Conducting, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006
B.M. Conducting and Voice, Oklahoma Baptist University, 1989

James Henderson is the Director of Choral Music and Professor of Voice at Tyler Junior College. He completed his Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Henderson directed the University of Texas Women’s Chorus from 2004 to 2008, the Tarrant County College SE Concert Chorale from 2009 to 2012, and was Artistic Director of the Deep Ellum Chorus in Dallas, Texas from 1992 to 1993. At TCC, he was also instructor of voice and music appreciation. He has served as Director of Music and pianist at various churches and parishes in the states of Oklahoma and Texas for over twenty-five years. In addition to his church work, Dr. Henderson has fielded and taught a private voice studio for many years. James has sung under the direction of David Davidson and Maestro Andrew Litton with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and under Dr. James Morrow at UT Austin. His responsibilities at TJC include directing both the TJC Concert Chorale and TJC Chamber Singers, as well as teaching music appreciation and applied voice.

Music Contact Information

C. Jeanie Oxler
Department Chair
Office: WCA-1A

Email: coxl@tjc.edu

Telephone: 903-510-2202

Advising contact: 903-510-2425