Amy Solberg Odiase has been the director of the Bellaire Choirs since 2005. Under her direction the choirs have received sweepstakes at UIL competitions, numerous awards at festivals in New York City, San Antonio, DisneyWorld, Dallas, and Chicago. Most recently the choirs performed in Lincoln Center and have been invited to perform in Carnegie Hall, at Pearl Harbor, and across the country in various festivals and competitions. Prior to working at Bellaire she taught high school choir, piano, jazz band, and guitar in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Mrs. Odiase holds a Master of Music degree in choral conducting from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Music degree in piano and choral education from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota where she was a member of the world-renowned Concordia Choir under Rene Clausen.
Mrs. Odiase is an active member of the choral community. She served as Artistic Director of Cantare Houston until 2021. She is listed in Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World and was inducted into the National Honor Roll of Outstanding Teachers of America. Her professional affiliations include ACDA, TCDA, TMEA, and Chorus America.
Brady Weldon, Assistant Director
Brady Weldon, a native of Longview, Texas, is thrilled to begin his third as assistant choir director at BHS. At Bellaire he teaches Belle Voci, Belle Ensemble, and music appreciation. Before joining the Bellaire Choir family, Mr. Weldon spent four years as a middle school choir director in the Houston area. Under his direction Mr. Weldon's choirs have received sweepstakes ratings and other awards at UIL competitions and choral festivals.
Since moving to Houston in 2014, Mr. Weldon has been privileged to be an active member of the Houston choral scene, performing with the Houston Symphony Chorus, Mercury Baroque, Zachow Consort, Suono Chamber Choir, Houston Men's Choir, and is beginning his fourth season with Cantare Houston.
Mr. Weldon graduated with a Bachelor's Degree with honors from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, where he worked as a teaching assistant in Music History, and as founder/director of the East Texas Chamber Ensemble.
Mr. Weldon's professional affilitations include ACDA, TCDA, and TMEA. While not in the classroom, he is an avid runner and aspiring baker.