Jan is a music educator with a strong belief in nurturing creativity. She retired last August after teaching 4 years in the Twin Cities, and 36 years in the Boulder Valley Schools. Jan received her B.A. in Music Education and Vocal Performance from Bethany College (Lindsborg, KS) and her M.A. in Music Education from CU Boulder. From 2017 to 2019, Jan was General Music Chair of the Colorado Music Educator’s Association. She is a recipient of the National Teaching Certification, and received the Impact in Education Award from Boulder Valley Schools in 2018. Currently, Jan has a private studio and teaches piano, guitar, ukulele, and recorder. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and her three children, now adults: Andrew, Jamie, and Elaina.
Board Member Since: 2021
What’s a COVID-Times Hobby or Skill You’ve Picked Up? Stamp Collecting
What Keeps You Connected to the Ars Nova Repertoire? I sang with Ars Nova for 8 years when they first started. I appreciated, as a vocalist, singing challenging, beautiful music of both the Renaissance and Avant-Garde. The music “sticks” to your soul. When I was no longer able to sing with Ars Nova, I continued to follow them and enjoy their beautiful music.