Utrecht Conservatory of Performing Arts
Master of Musical Arts: Vocal Performance
Certificate in Ensemble Performance
The Netherlands Opera Studio
Janice Isabel Jackson has been teaching for the past 30 years and brings a wealth of knowledge of singing technique and performance practice to her students. She enjoys teaching a wide range of students, from classical to singer songwriters to rappers! Her aim is to assist the student to free their voice and let the soul of the music shine through. Janice has sung over 240 world premieres, many works written specifically for her, and performed with contemporary music ensembles and in modern music festivals and concert halls around the world.
She is the Artistic Director of the Halifax based contemporary vocal music society Vocalypse Productions, a presenter of contemporary voice projects. Her duo, Newfangled, with pianist Barbara Pritchard focuses on new Canadian compositions for voice and piano. She also performs in the Teleet trio, which combines western and middle eastern instruments in exotic arrangements of international folk songs. In 2018 – 2019 she performed throughout France in CO2 Cycle de Lieder, a multimedia project by Belgian composer Patrick Defossez, which combined stunning live video graphics with rare and exotic instruments. Last season she premiered the role of Mona Parsons in Vocalypse Productions’ world premiere workshop performance of Escape to Freedom by Sandy Moore.
In 2018, Jackson was honored with the Friends of Canadian Music Award through the Canadian League of Composers and the Canadian Music Centre. She has also received an Established Artist Award from the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council and an award from the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia for her contribution to Nova Scotian culture.
To learn more about Janice, voice lessons, or about our programming in general don’t hesitate to get in touch!