Janet Ellen Ross, Soprano

Solo Experience

Cantata Singers, Boston, MA

  • Bach Cantata 149: "Gottes Engeln weichen nie"
  • Art songs by Kilpinen, Sævarsson, Sibelius, Backer-Grøndahl, and Hoose
  • Purcell O sing unto the lord
  • Chadwick Noel Part I

Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA 

  • Mendelssohn O for the wings of a dove

  • Handel Meine Seele hört im Sehen

  • Faure Pie Jesu

  • Handel I know that my redeemer liveth

  • Bach Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

  • Franck Panis angelicus

  • Mozart Laudate Dominum, K. 339

  • Handel Where’er you walk

  • Mozart Alleluia, K. 165

  • Mendelssohn I waited for the lord

  • Schubert Ave Maria

  • Wesley Blessed be the God and Father

Musica Sacra, Cambridge, MA

  • ​Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

  • Handel Israel in Egypt

  • O'Regan The Ecstasies Above

  • Whitacre Five Hebrew Love Songs

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Amherst Early Music Festival Baroque Soloists Program, New London, CT

  • Caldara Il giuoco del quadriglio (Clarice)

Belmont Open Sings, Belmont, MA

  • Bach Mass in B Minor

  • Mozart Solemn Vespers, K. 339

  • Handel Messiah

  • Orff Carmina Burana

  • Schubert Mass in E-flat Major, D. 950

  • Brahms Requiem

  • Handel Israel in Egypt

Organization Affiliations

Indictus Project, Thea Lobo, Director (2020-present)

Skylark Vocal Ensemble, Matthew Guard, Director (2020)

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

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

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

Cantata Singers, David Hoose, Director (2016-present)

Cappella Clausura, Amy LeClair, Director (2016-present)

Education

Voice Teachers

  • Pamela Dellal

  • Laurie Monahan

  • Paul Elliott

 

​Voice Masterclasses

  • Peter Harvey

  • Laura Pudwell

  • Aaron Sheehan

Indiana University

M.M. Piano Performance

  • Mozart Concerto Competition Runner-­up

B.M. Piano Performance

B.S.O.F. Flute & Music Pedagogy for Children

  • Academic Distinction, Jacobs School of Music

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

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

M.Ed. Elementary Education

Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education

Initial License in Elementary Education (1-6) and Music Education (K-12)

Festivals & Workshops

​Boston Conservatory at Berklee Voice Pedagogy Professional Workshop, 2021

Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, 2021

​Amherst Early Music Festival: The Early Music Singer's Toolbox, 2021

American Bach Soloists Academy (canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID)

Amherst Early Music Festival: Baroque Soloists Program & Ensemble Singing Intensive, 2019

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

Music Teaching Experience

Church of the Redeemer Choristers (grades 1-8)

Vocal Coach & Co-Teacher

Shady Hill School Blue Chorus (grades 3-5)

Co-Director
 

Piano & Voice Lessons (ages 4-adult)
 

Indiana University Children's Choir Treble Chorus (grades 3-6)

Rehearsal Assistant & Accompanist

Choir Camp Counselor & Head Counselor (grades 1-8)

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Secondary Piano Department (undergraduate & graduate students) - Associate Instructor

Music in General Studies Department (undergraduate students) - Instructor's Assistant

Relevant Skills

  • Sight-singing

  • Straight-tone and vibrato singing

  • Teaching (piano, voice, solfege, music theory, children's choir)

  • Piano (professional)

  • Flute/piccolo (semiprofessional)

  • Violin/viola/recorder (intermediate)

  • Music technology: Finale, DaVinci Resolve for virtual choir assembly, Audacity, SoundJack, JamKazaam, Zoom h4n.