Employee of the Month
October 2014 Faculty of the Month
Please join me in congratulating our October 2014 Faculty of the Month:
Janet a lyric soprano, is an adjunct professor in voice and piano who cares deeply for her students. Her colleague James McManus described her as "an easy colleague to work with, and an excellent and affable communicator.”
Ms. Holmes has a B.A. from USC, and an M.M. from Mills College. Ms. Holmes has sung throughout the area in recitals and as soprano soloist with several regional orchestras. She has participated in the Oregon Bach Festival with Helmut Rilling where she was one of two American soloists to work with Frederica von Stade. She has recorded with Hal Leonard Music Publishers, the Australian Broadcasting Company and KUSC in Los Angeles. A member of the Berkeley Piano Club, she has also served as program chair for SFBAC NATS (San Francisco Bay Area of the National Association of the Teachers of Singing). In addition, Ms. Holmes serves as an adjudicator for regional vocal competitions.
Ms. Holmes maintains her own vocal studio in San Ramon and is the organist for First Presbyterian Church in Livermore. She has participated as the Assistant Director of the SummerSong Vocal Arts for several seasons. She has served as accompanist for several of Ohlone's Summerfest productions, as well as Vocal Director for Summer 2009's production. Previous shows include "Chorus Line," "Into the Woods," "The Music Man," "Miss Saigon," "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and "Sweet Charity."