CREDENTIALS: Jane has been performing concerts, recitals, music events, and benefits for well over 35 years. She began her musical journey in 1982 with a few voice lessons at the local Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts. Since that time, she has expanded her training by studying privately with Anita Firman (Herkimer, NY), Sharon Stohrer (Saratoga, NY), Sylvia Hawe (Charlotte, NC), and Vicky Mountain (Minneapolis, MN). Jane’s mezzo-soprano voice is frequently featured as a soloist for sacred ceremonies, oratorio solo and ensemble work, charity services, and benefit concerts up and down the East Coast from Boston to NYC to Charlotte, and as far west as Minneapolis. She has soloed with such groups as the Mohawk Valley Choral Society, Mohawk Valley Opera Society, Rochester Oratorio Society, Canisius College Chorale, Charlotte Festival Singers, Minneapolis McPhail Music, and the local Little Falls, NY Homeward Bound Ensemble.
SPECIALTY: Jane’s eclectic repertoire spans Sacred, Jazz, Swing, and Classics. For nearly 30 years, she has served as the Choir Director for the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Little Falls, NY.
CLASS(ES) OFFERED AT THE MVCA: Vocal Coaching and Private Voice Lessons.
AWARDS: Jane has been recognized through the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities for her outstanding charitable fund raising through the Arts (Central NY Region – 2011). She was also honored by the Little Falls WCA as a Woman of Distinction in Arts and Music (2013).
QUOTE: “Music is my relaxation and my passion. Over the years, I have had the honor of studying with some wonderful vocal teachers. I decided early on that if anyone ever wanted to hear what I sang, then I would donate all profits to charity. It has given me great pleasure to perform all kinds of music, and to have perhaps, touched a few hearts along the way.”