Janet Ellen Ross, Soprano
Soprano Janet Ross sings with the Handel and Haydn Society, Emmanuel Music, Vox Futura, Cappella Clausura, Cantata Singers, Copley Singers, and Church of the Redeemer-Chestnut Hill. Due to COVID-19, her participation in the 2020 American Bach Soloists Academy has been pushed back to 2021. Last season, Janet joined the Skylark Vocal Ensemble on its recent CD release tour in Massachusetts, and enjoyed solo engagements of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 with Musica Sacra, the role of Clarice in Caldara’s Il giuoco del quadriglio at the Amherst Early Music Festival’s Baroque Soloists program, and various anthems at Church of the Redeemer. Previously, Janet sang with Boston’s Triad, MetroWest Choral Artists, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and Church of the Advent in Beacon Hill.
Janet earned undergraduate degrees in piano and flute performance and a Master of Music in piano performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where she was named Chancellor’s Scholar, an award recognizing academic achievement and service to the school. As a pianist, Janet won myriad solo and concerto competitions, including the concerto competition, Schubert/Brahms Category, and Grand Prize in the Eastman School of Music’s Young Artists International Competition. She performed in recital at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, as the recipient of the VSAArts Panasonic Young Soloists Award.
Janet teaches piano and voice lessons and co-teaches children’s choirs at Shady Hill School in Cambridge and Church of the Redeemer in Chestnut Hill, works for the Shady Hill School Teacher Training Center, and volunteers for the House Rabbit Network.
© 2019 by JANET ELLEN ROSS