Phone: 469-752-5349


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Vocal Performance, University of North Texas Bachelor of Music Education, University of North Texas

Mrs. Vanessa Chavez

I am originally from Edinburg, Texas, located in the Rio Grande Valley and moved to Plano after graduating from the University of North Texas with my degree in Music Education. I reside in Planowith my husband, my dachshund, Sir Winston and two children Alana (3) and Andres (1).  In my free time, when I am not singing, teaching, or spending time with family, I enjoy reading, yoga, cycling & cooking. I am currently working on obtaining my Master's at UNT. 

I graduated in 2005 with a double degree in Vocal Performance & Music Education from the University of North Texas. This is my 17th year teaching choir and my 11th year teaching at Otto since the school opened. I am passionate about working with middle school students because it is so rewarding to see them grow as musicians and as young adults who take risks and challenge themselves. I am particularly excited to see ALL students face to face- to get to know them, to see their faces, hear their voices and welcome them to choir. 




Teacher Schedule

  • 1st Period - Tenor Bass Choir- 8:25-9:12

    2nd Period - Conference - 9:16-10:03

    3rd Period- 6th Grade Beginning Choir- 10:07-10-10:54

    4th Period- Bobcat Academy-10:58-11:28

    4th Period- Concert Girls Choir 11:30-12:30

    5th Period- Treble Girls Choir  1:02-1:49

    6th Period- 6th Grade Beginning Choir -1:53-2:40

    7th Period- 6th Grade Beginning Choir- 2:44-3:30

Tutorial Schedule

  • Office Hours- Fall Semester

    Tuesday- 7:45am-8:15 am

    Wednesday-  7:45am-8:15 am & 3:30pm-4:00pm

    Thursday - 3:30-4:00pm

    Friday - 3:30-4:00 pm


    By Appointment - Contact Mr. Dunaway or Chavez


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