Janet Ellen Ross, Soprano

Soloist Experience

Mozart: Alleluia, K. 165 (Church of the Redeemer, 2020)

Handel: I know that my redeemer liveth (Church of the Redeemer, 2020)

Nordic Song Recital Set (Cantata Singers Chamber Series, 2020)

Mendelssohn: I waited for the Lord (Church of the Redeemer, 2020)

Britten: Ceremony of Carols (Cantata Singers, 2019)

Schubert: Ave Maria (Church of the Redeemer, 2019)

Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610 (Musica Sacra, 2019)

​Caldara: Il giuoco del Qudriglio - Clarice (Amherst Early Music Festival Baroque Academy, 2019)

​Pergolesi: Stabat Mater - excerpts (Church of the Redeemer, 2019, 2018, and 2013)

​Purcell: O Sing unto the lord (Cantata Singers, 2018)

​Wesley: Blessed be the God and Father (Church of the Redeemer, 2018, 2017, and 2015)

​Bach: Mass in B Minor (Belmont Open Sings, 2018)

​Chadwick: Noel, Part I (Cantata Singers, 2017)

​Mozart: Solemn Vespers, K. 339 (Belmont Open Sings, 2017)

Handel: Israel in Egypt (Musica Sacra, 2017)

Recitals (2014, 2015, and 2016)

Handel: Messiah (Belmont Open Sings, 2014 and 2009)

Orff: Carmina Burana (Belmont Open Sings, 2014)

Schubert: Mass in E-flat Major (Belmont Open Sings, 2012)

Brahms: Requiem (Belmont Open Sings, 2010)

Handel: Israel in Egypt (Belmont Open Sings, 2009)

Choral Experience

Skylark Vocal Ensemble, Matthew Guard, Director (2020)

Vox Futura, Andrew Shenton, Director (2019-present)

Emmanuel Music, Ryan Turner, Director (2019-present)

Handel and Haydn Society, Harry Christophers, Director (2019-present)

Cantata Singers, David Hoose, Director (2016-present; section leader, soloist)

Cappella Clausura, Amelia LeClair, Director (2016-present; soloist)

Copley Singers, Brian Jones, Director (2013-present)

Church of the Redeemer-Chestnut Hill, Michael Murray, Director (2011-present; soloist, children’s choir vocal coach)

Church of the Advent-Beacon Hill, Mark Dwyer, Director (2014-2016)

Musica Sacra, Mary Beekman, Director (2008-2016; soloist)

Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, Director (2008-2012)


Voice Teachers: Pamela Dellal, Laurie Monahan, Paul Elliott


Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

  • Master of Music: Piano Performance (2004)

  • Mozart Concerto Competition Runner-­up

  • Bachelor of Music: Piano Performance (2002)

  • Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field: Flute Performance & Music Pedagogy for Children (2002)

  • Academic Distinction, Jacobs School of Music

  • Departmental Honors, College of Arts and Sciences Individualized Major Program


University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

  • Master of Education: Elementary Education (2006)

Selected Awards

  • VSAArts Panasonic Young Soloist's Award (piano; 2003)
    Cash award, recital at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.

  • Indiana University Chancellor’s Scholar (2001)
    Cash award recognizing academic achievement and service to the Jacobs School of Music

  • Eastman School of Music International Young Artists Competition (piano; 1997)
    Cash awards: Grand Prize, Concerto Competition Prize, & Schubert/Brahms Category Prize