Janie's first experience with Sweet Adelines was in April 1967 when she began to sing in a chorus with her mother. Since then she has sung in multiple choruses which participated in regional and international competitions. She is a life-long educator with experience in facilitating learning in young children through adults both in academic, professional and cultural arenas.
Sweet Adelines allowed Janie to offer her leadership expertise on the chapter and regional levels, serving on committees, as well as leadership boards and teams. Truly Sweet Adelines has fostered the concept of "finding her voice" in more that one facet of her life.
Janie's joy is watching the light go on in a person's eyes as she experiences singing barbershop music for the first time. In addition, she finds the intensity of song production exhilerating!