Janet Ellen Ross, Soprano

Solo Experience

Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA 

  • 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

Cantata Singers, Boston, MA

  • Art songs by Kilpinen, Sævarsson, Sibelius, Backer-Grøndahl, and Hoose
  • Britten A Ceremony of Carols
  • Purcell O sing unto the lord
  • Chadwick Noel Part I

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

American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas, Director (2021) - soloist & ensemble

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

Skylark Vocal Ensemble, Matthew Guard, Director (2020) - ensemble

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

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

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

Cantata Singers, David Hoose, Director (2016-present) - soloist, section leader, ensemble & Chorus Vice President on the Board of Trustees

Cappella Clausura, Amy LeClair, Director (2016-present) - soloist & ensemble


Voice Teachers

  • Pamela Dellal

  • Laurie Monahan

  • Paul Elliott


Voice Masterclasses

  • 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)


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)


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.