Meet the Directors
Director of Choirs
Ginger Storey is currently in her 25th year of teaching choral music. After graduating from Hardin-Simmons University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Music Education, she began her career as the assistant choir director at Harlingen HS under the tutelage Sheri Jaffurs before implementing the choir program at Memorial MS in Harlingen. After finding success in Harlingen, Mrs. Storey moved back to her West Texas roots to teach in Ector County ISD. She was the head choir director at Bowie MS for 15 years before moving to Permian HS as an associate director for 3 years. She just completed her first year as the head director at Odessa HS. Under her direction, her choirs have consistently received sweepstakes ratings at UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest, as well as Superior ratings and “Best in Class” awards at various festivals across the state.
Mrs. Storey maintains membership in TCDA, TMEA, TMAA, and Sigma Alpha Iota. She has served as a section leader in the TMEA All-State Women’s Choir and as a TMEA Region Clinician. While at Permian HS, she helped prepare and direct Kantorei for their TMEA performance.
In addition to teaching, Mrs. Storey enjoys running and cooking. She and her husband Alan are members of Crossroads where she is a pianist and vocalist on the Worship Arts Team. They live happy lives in Odessa with their Chihuahua Dottie!
Originally from Lubbock, Texas, Mr. Rob Rodgers is in his seventh year as a music educator in Texas. Mr. Rodgers received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Texas Tech University in May of 2010. While at Texas Tech, he was under the baton of distinguished choral directors such as Richard Bjella, Dr. John Dickson, and Dr. John Hollins. He was a member of many performing ensembles such as the internationally-known University Choir, Matador Singers, Chamber Singers, and the Lubbock Chorale, and he also performed in many operas and musicals, landing title roles in The Pirates of Penzance and Gianni Schicchi. Additionally, Mr. Rodgers was privileged to complete many graduate seminars and independent studies with Richard Bjella, John Dickson, Dr. John Hollins, and Dr. Carolyn Cruse.
Under his direction, the Mr. Rodgers’ choirs consistently achieve “Superior” ratings at UIL Concert & Sight Reading Evaluation, as well as regularly bringing home “Superior” and “Best In Class” rankings at statewide festivals. The past three summers, he has been invited to be the conductor of Sister Act, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Singin’ in the Rain for Lubbock Moonlight Musicals.
Mr. Rodgers’ professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators’ Association and the Texas Choral Director’s Association. He is proud to serve TMEA as the JH/MS Vocal Coordinator for Region 6.