Ms. Jane Cormier



Teacher, Chorus Department
Vice Chairman of the Music and Visual Arts Department


B.A. Creative Arts, Bradford College

With over 30 years of experience in music education, Ms. Cormier has taught in public, private, parochial and boarding schools throughout New Hampshire. She loves to bring the joy of music to students of all ages and enjoys sharing her gifts of teaching and music with The Founders Academy.

Graduating from Bradford College with a BA in Creative Arts with a minor in Psychology, Jane also studied at the Boston Conservatory. Ms. Cormier has performed leading roles with many regional and international opera houses including, Ashlawn Highland Summer Festival, Indianapolis Opera, Opera Iowa, Des Moines Metro Opera, Vienna Chamber Opera, St. Petersburg Opera (Zazerkalya) in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Cape Cod Opera. After receiving a travel award from the American Berlin Foundation, Jane performed at the Theatre an der Wien in the Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Vienna production, "Das Phantom der Oper" in the role of "Carlotta."

Ms. Cormier has been blessed to work with some of the finest professionals in the opera and musical theatre world, including Stage Directors, Hal Prince, Frank Corsaro, Febrizio Melano, and Boris Goldovsky; Joan Dornemann, Assistant Director and Prompter, and Nico Castel, International Diction Coach, both of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, and Cynthia Hoffmann, Former Director of  Voice at the Juilliard School.   

Today, Jane is Founder/Director of Piccola Opera, a 501©(3) organization dedicated to educating, enlightening, and entertaining the public with regard to the operatic arts. Ms. Cormier brings her extensive performance experience to all Founders Academy students, heightening their awareness, knowledge, and enjoyment of the musical arts.
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