Brenda VarvoutisBrenda Varvoutis Renander is the artistic director of the Bay Area Youth Singers. She holds a bachelor of music from the University of Houston and a performance certificate in flute from the International Academie in Nice, France. Her teaching and conducting experience spans 32 years in public and private schools at the elementary, junior high, and high school levels. She currently serves as choral director at South Houston High School in Pasadena Independent School District, Director of Music at Lakeside Lutheran Church, is a Teaching Artist with the Humphrey School at Theater Under the Stars, and is a frequent clinician and adjudicator for UIL contests and choral festivals throughout the state. Ms. Varvoutis has served as the choral director BAYS Summer Music Camp for 8 years.

Carol BarwickCarol Barwick serves as the executive director and Apprentice Choir accompanist. One of the founders of the organization, Ms. Barwick has a background of more than 30 years teaching choral music in the public schools. She maintains an independent piano studio, serves as pianist for Taylor Lake Christian Church, and frequently accompanies musicians and choirs in the Clear Lake area. She also serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Bay Area Chorus and is a member of the Bay Area Youth Singers board. She and her family own and operate a manufacturing company, B&B Pipe and Industrial Tools.

Carol ColvinCarol Colvin graduated from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas with a Bachelor in Music Education. She also holds a Kodaly Certification in elementary music. Ms. Colvin has just completed 29 years of teaching elementary music for Goose Creek GCCISD schools in Baytown, Texas. She has been a member of the Bay Area Chorus for the past two years and worked with the BAYS music camp for one summer a few years back. Currently she also teaches piano at the First Baptist Fine Arts Academy and is the Music Director at Wooster Baptist Church in Baytown directing the adult choir and the praise band. She has two children who share her love for music. Daniel completed an Associates Degree in Music from Lee College and Katelyn will be transferring from Blinn College to Texas A&M in the fall.

BAYS Board of Directors

  • President: Julie Jackson
  • Secretary: Delia Stephens
  • Treasurer: Warren Renander
  • Members: Sandra Strickhauser, Wendy McClain, Patricia Lachance, Bobra McAdams