Janet Galván

Janet Galván
Janet Galván

Dr. Janet Galván, Professor of Music at Ithaca College, conducts the Ithaca College Women's Chorale, the Ithaca College Chorus, and is Artistic Director for the Ithaca Children's Choir. Dr. Galván has prepared choruses for many conductors including Lukas Foss, Carl St. Clair, Eji Oue, Gisele Bendor, Richard Westenberg, Doreen Rao, and Grant Llewellyn. Dr. Galván's contribution to choral music was recognized by her New York colleagues in 1995 when she received the New York Outstanding Choral Director Award.


In great demand as a guest conductor, Dr. Galván has conducted all‑state and larger regional honor choral festivals throughout the United States. She conducted the first college/university Women's Honors Choir at the Eastern Division ACDA Conference in Washington, D.C. in February of 1994, the first Western Division Children's Honors Choir in 1996, and the third ACDA National Children's Honors Choir in March of 1995. She was the sixth national honors choir conductor in the over forty‑year history of ACDA. Dr. Galván is also the conductor of the North American Children's Chorale which performs annually in Carnegie Hall. In recent years, she conducted the All‑Eastern MENC High School Mixed Chorus, the Wyoming High School Mixed All‑State Chorus, Kodály National Youth Chorus, ACDA Eastern Division Children's Honor Choir, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the first Kansas ACDA Women's Honor Choir, the first South Carolina Women's Honor Choir, the Spivey Hall Choral Workshop founded by Robert Shaw, the New Mexico High School Mixed All‑State Chorus, the first Maryland Women's All‑State Chorus, and the Arkansas High School Mixed Chorus. Her own choral groups have been chosen to perform at national, regional, and state professional music conferences as well as many invitational choral festivals. The Ithaca College Women's Chorale has performed at Carnegie Hall, New York's Lincoln Center, and regional and national music conferences. In the fall of 1999 they were the artists in residence at the first International Women In Song Festival in Toronto.


Respected as a master teacher, Dr. Galván has presented workshops at national and regional conventions of ACDA and the Music Educators National Conference (MENC). She has also been a featured clinician in summer workshops at many college and universities throughout the United States, in Belgium, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Brazil. In September of 2001 she was one of two clinicians at a choral conference in Brazil. In the fall of 2002, she was the Visiting Choral Artist for Great Performances in Portland, Maine. Dr. Galván is on the artistic staff of Choral Music Experience, founded by Dr. Doreen Rao. Her expertise in treble repertoire led to an association with Roger Dean Publishing Company and the origination of the Janet Galván Women's Choral Series and the Roots and Wings series for developing treble voices.


As a soloist, Dr. Galván has performed leading soprano roles with the Ithaca Opera Company. She was been a member of the Grammy Award‑winning Robert Shaw Festival Chorus during Mr. Shaw's final years. Dr. Galván has honored to be profiled in Outstanding Young Women of America, Who's Who In the East, and International Biographies of Women.

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