Janet Ellen Ross, Soprano

Soprano Janet Ross is a core member of the Handel and Haydn Society, Emmanuel Music, Boston Baroque, and Cantata Singers. This season's solo highlights include Bach cantatas 9, 85, 96, and 248-II with Emmanuel Music, Bach's B Minor Mass with Cantata Singers, and Strauss lieder with Mystic Brass Ensemble. She is a 2001 alum of the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, and was invited to participate in the American Bach Soloists Academy until it was canceled in both 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.

​​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 also has a M.Ed. in elementary education from UMass-Amherst, teaches piano and voice lessons, co-teaches the children’s choir at Church of the Redeemer-Chestnut Hill, and works for the Shady Hill School Teacher Training Center. She volunteers with the House Rabbit Network and serves on the Board of Trustees of Cantata Singers as the Chorus Vice President.