Janet Ellen Ross, Soprano

Soprano Janet Ross sings with the Handel and Haydn Society, Emmanuel Music, the Indictus Project, Vox Futura, Cappella Clausura, Cantata Singers, and Church of the Redeemer-Chestnut Hill. In 2021, she participated in the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute and was supposed make her pandemic-postponed debut with the American Bach Soloists, but that ended up canceled again due to the pandemic. Previously, Janet subbed with the Skylark Vocal Ensemble 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.

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. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of Cantata Singers as the Chorus Vice President