The American soprano, Janet Brown, received her undergraduate musical training at Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam. She did her graduate work at Boston Conservatory and Syracuse University.
Janet Brown has been praised by critics for her warm, clear voice and direct expression. Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe has called her "...one of our most treasurable artists. " On the opera stage she has performed roles with the Syracuse Opera Company, Oswego Opera Theatre, the American Repertory Theatre, the Boston Early Music Festival and PepsiCo Summerfare.
On the concert stage Janet Brown has performed the major oratorio roles with the Syracuse Symphony, West Virginia Symphony, Cantata Singers of Boston, Spectrum Singers of Boston, New England Bach Festival, Northwest Bach Festival, Handel and Haydn Society, Emmanuel Music of Boston and the Tallahassee Symphony, among others. She is also a frequent recitalist with the Skaneateles Chamber Music Festival and has appeared in concerts of new music with the Syracuse based Society for New Music and Boston's Collage New Music.
Janet Brown has premiered works by composers Gunther Schuller, Andrew Imbrie, Philip Glass, Grant Cooper, Nicolas Scherzinger, Wes York, Edward Cohen, Howard Boatwright and Ernst Bacon.
In addition to her critically acclaimed compact disc release of selections from Spanisches Liederbuch of Hugo Wolf, she was featured on Fond Affection: Music of Ernst Bacon (CRI).
Janet Brown currently serves as Academic Coordinator and Instructor in Voice At Syracuse University Setnor School of Music. She also teaches voice at Hamilton College.