Jo Beth Henderson
Jo Beth Henderson
Being a Libra also places much emphasis on her tendencies of style and expressivity. She is truly a by-product outcome of her generation, being born in 1973 into the luxurious lap of the classical rock era. Her performance debut was in theatre at age seven. Throughout her childhood she discovered the joys of musical theatre, comedy, songwriting, dance, and playing musical instruments.
Soon, she developed these passions through instruction in piano and singing in choir. Coming from a large family that is extremely gifted in music in various aspects also set the way she views the worlds around us. Through the teen years, she starred in several stage performances at civic performing art centers in Dallas, TX., and Garland, TX. By her late teen years, she began singing in the college choir that her father was director of before graduating high school.
At that time she also began vocal instruction and joined other singers in the Texas All-State Choir. Still, there were more theatre shows and playing bass and guitar in the high school group ensemble for three years. In her years of college study at Richland Jr. College in Dallas, TX., and at Southwest Texas State University (now known as Texas State University), she starred in many main-stage shows and studied opera and vocal performance for three more years.
Jo Beth sang with the Richland Jr. College chorale at Carnegie Hall in 1993. Another rewarding achievements of the time was teaching vocal performance to outstanding musicians in Aberdeen, Scotland. After leaving the university scene, she moved to her recent home in Austin, TX.
This is where she developed her skills in a new level of expertise in many fields of art. This includes theatre acting and musical theatre, voice over work for commercials and computerized games, film work, singer-songwriting at various venues all over Texas, North America, Mexico, and Europe. She also plays bass, guitar, vocals, and keyboards in other musician’s projects, cover.bands, and her own rock music. Another aspect of her abilities includes vocal arranging for composers of particular musical theatrical works in the recent years.
Jo Beth has also received critical acclaim for performances in theatre and cyber-opera works in Austin, TX. She has been nominated by the B. Iden Payne Awards committee and the Austin Circle of Theatres for her performances in many shows and for choreography of “ Pythia Dust ”, written by Ethos. At the 2005 B.
Iden Payne Awards, she received the award for Best Leading Actress in a Drama for the experimental show, “ Hole “, with the Vortex Theatre. Still, the projects and capacities expand with every work embarked. One of her most recent styles of performance is collaborating and starring in ritual and experimental theatre. This type of performance has given her great experience in stage combat, stunt work, musical and chorographical collaboration with artists and directors.
Jo Beth's debut full-length album, “Inundare“, is now available. This album premiers the next phase of her artistic path. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..