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Janet Harms, Ed.D.

Keyboard and Organ Studies
Phone: (626) 815-3848
Email: jharms@apu.edu
Fax: (626) 969-7419
Janet Harms is an internationally acclaimed concert organist. She has performed throughout the United States and presented more than 80 recitals in Germany, France, Switzerland, Sweden, and Italy. She was awarded a scholarship to the Juilliard School of Music in New York at age 13.

Equally at home on the conductor’s podium, Harms has pursued a dual career as a choral conductor. In 1995, she founded and serves as artistic director of the 85-voice Windsong Southland Chorale of Ontario. The group returned to New York for its fourth Carnegie Hall performance on May 22, 2005.

Education

Ed.D. - Columbia University, New York
B.M., M.M. - American Conservatory of Music, Chicago

Departments

  • College of Music and the Arts
  • School of Music
    • Undergraduate Programs

Expertise

  • Class Piano
  • Organ

Professional/Scholarly Presentations

Performances
Concert tour, Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki, and Saint Petersburg, 2002

Four invitations to Carnagie Hall since 1999

Windsong Southland Chorale and Symphony Orchestra premier performance, "Memorial," composer Rene Clausen, commissioned by the American Choral Directors Association to commemorate 9/11, performed in Greece in 2003, and in Carnegie Hall, May 2005

Publications
Hymns From My Heart, a CD collection of favorite hymns arranged for piano

The Nordic Sound, a CD featuring Scandinavian organ music, Gothic Records

Professional Experience

Academic Experience
Professor, University of Redlands

Professor of Music, Nyack College

Professor, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Professor, Biola University

Professor, Azusa Pacific University

Industry Experience
Founder, Windsong Southland Chorale, Ontario, California, 1995

Ministerial/Para-church Experience
Assistant Director and Organist, Crystal Cathedral, 1995

Director of Music and Organist, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Pearl River, New York

Presently Organist and Choirmaster, St. George's Episcopal Church, Laguna Hills, California