Payton McIntyre (BM Music Studies with a Jazz minor) - grew up in south Austin, Texas. Coming from a very musical background, she was involved in choirs and orchestras from a young age. In 2017, she then moved San Marcos to pursue a degree in Music Studies at Texas State University. Payton has since been involved in Texas State University singers, VocaLibre, Texas State Jazz Combos, and The Texas State Symphony Orchestra, both as a vocalist and violist. She is currently entering her fifth semester studying under Dr. Ames Asbell, Dr. Rick Novak, and Professor Morris Nelms.
Outside of her studies, Payton is the bandleader for Pareidolia, a jazz fusion combo, and vocalist/violist for The Ooey Gooey’s, a jazz pop band, both based in San Marcos, Texas. She has been involved in a number of engagements, such as playing shows with The Ooey Gooey’s at Mohawk in Austin, as well as various SXSW venues. She regularly performs across the state for a multitude of events including weddings, jazz clubs, music festivals and other various venues.