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Ms. Janice Jackson
Associate Staff, Voice & Jubilee Singers


M. Mus. University of Maryland, College Park


Janice R. Jackson is a native of Baltimore, Maryland.  She holds a B.A. degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and a Master of Music from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and an honorary doctorate in Sacred Music from the Eastern Theological Seminary.  Janice has also studied abroad at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.

Recent performances include a Christmas Concert Tour with Felicia Weathers in major concert halls of Germany, Denmark and Switzerland; the role of  “Mother” in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Municipal Opera; alto soloist in Rossini’s Stabat Mater
with Stanley Thurston and the Heritage Signature Choral, and  was alto soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria with the Maryland Cammerata and Jubilee Singers and the UMBC Symphony. Ms. Jackson was alto soloist for Handel’s Messiah on the 58th Metropolitan Concert Series at Metropolitan Baptist Church.  She performed a concert of  German lieder and the first of Die Walkure with Professor David Smith, and  a concert celebrating Women composers during Women’s history month featuring works by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendolssohn Margaret Bonds and Anna Rubin with Dr. Carren Moham.

Mrs. Jackson is a full-time voice teacher at UMBC and is also the Director of the UMBC Gospel Choir and Jubilee singers, who have performed abroad in Verona, Florence, Rome and Venice, Italy and St. Thomas, Tortola Virgin Islands.  She is also a faculty member of the New Shiloh Baptist Church School of Music.  She is often sought after as a vocal workshop clinician for numerous choirs in Baltimore, Delaware and Washington, D.C.  Janice is a Minister of Music at her church, Christian Community Church of God in Baltimore, where Dr. Melvin C. Green serves as Pastor.

Janice is the daughter of Jesse and Lillian Johnson of Baltimore, Maryland, the wife of Thomas V. Jackson, Sr. and the mother of Jessica Marie and Thomas Jackson, Jr.

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