Janet is an experienced choir leader, performer and composer. As well as conducting and depping for community choirs and ad hoc performance projects, she is artistic director of Philomel, a new professional vocal ensemble, and the CoMA Singers, a small ensemble dedicated to newly written vocal works (part of Contemporary Music for All).
With James Weeks, she co-ordinated the production of the CoMA Partsongs book (Peters Edition), a volume of 12 newly commissioned experimental vocal works.
She also sings early music in her ensemble Duo Maddalena, and pop/jazz in her a capella trio The Decibelles.
She has a PhD in composition from Royal Holloway, University of London, writing mainly vocal music. She teaches adults at Richmond Adult Community College, and privately (singing, flute, theory).