We are pleased to present Janis Wilson as our Composer-in-Residence for 2006-2007.
Janis Dunson Wilson is a published composer (ASCAP), choral and theater conductor, pianist, and organist. She is experienced in writing, arranging, and performing in a variety of musical styles, idioms, and complexities, with concentration in opera, musical theater, electronic music, choral music, children's music, and organ music. Her recent theatrical compositions include The Tailor of Gloucester – a family operetta that premiered in 2004; The Wedding - a full length opera; and It's a Wonderful Life - a family musical based on the classic film. All were commissioned by Cinnabar Opera Theater of Petaluma, CA. Janis’ current projects are the musical drama Framed Woman with librettist Jane Kennedy Stuppin, and the underscoring and incidental vocal music to the Norwegian folktale East of the Sun and West of the Moon which will be presented at the Santa Rosa Junior College in May, 2007. Janis Wilson's publications include My Backyard - a musical education series to help teachers present nature lessons to students in kindergarten through second grade, published by Interact; Seasons Come to the Forest - a work for organ and narrator published by Wayne Leupold Editions; and Walking in the Light of Christ – a compilation of thirty five original hymn tunes scheduled for release by Wayne Leupold Editions in 2007. Janis teaches and directs in various musical theater venues including Santa Rosa Junior College, Alchemia, an innovative day program service for developmentally disabled adults, and Cinnabar Theater, working with youth ages 8-17. Janis is the musical director/organist for both St. Teresa's and St. Philip's Catholic Churches in Sonoma County, CA.
Our 2006-2007 Season:
THE SANTA ROSA
THE FIRST ANNUAL
Saturday, March 17, 2007 at 7:30PM
Center For Spiritual Living