Soprano Janeene Williams, a native Texan from the Austin area, has joined the Music Faculty at Angelo State University where she teaches Studio Voice and directs the Opera Music Theatre program. In addition to teaching at Angelo State University, Ms. Williams maintains an active performing schedule as a professional soloist, specializing in oratorio, concert, recital and new/contemporary music. Recent performances include Bach’s B-minor Mass, Brahms’ Requiem, Beethoven’s Mass in C-Major and Mozart’s Mass in C-minor.
In December, Ms. Williams makes her Austin Symphony Orchestra debut as the soprano soloist for Handel’s Messiah. As a proponent of “new” music, Ms. Williams has performed many works in that genre, including Sparrows by Schwanter, Vocalissimus by Currier, Juliet at Her Window by Godfrey, and Schӧnberg’s Pierrot Lunaire. She has also collaborated in concert and recital with concert pianists Anton Nel and Frederick Moyers. Since 2006, Ms. Williams has been a member of the professional chamber choir, Conspirare, which has been nominated for numerous Grammy Awards; she joins them once again to record a new CD of Russian repertoire in 2013.