Mrs. Jane Cormier



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


B.A. Creative Arts, Bradford College

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 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 German production, "Das Phantom der Oper" in the role of "Carlotta."

Graduating from Bradford College with a BA in Creative Arts, Jane also studied at the Boston Conservatory. Ms. Cormier has performed in multiple concerts with world-renown lieder interpreter and accompanist, Norman Shetler in both the United States and Europe. 

In 2000, Ms. Cormier received the Boston Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, whose past recipients have included Ethel Kennedy, Phyllis Curtin, and Sarah Caldwell for work in supporting young singers in opera.  For the past twenty-two years, Ms. Cormier has worked in with Opera NH producing in school opera programming to many thousands of children throughout New Hampshire. 

Ms. Cormier has been blessed to work with some of the finest teaching professionals in the opera and musical theatre world. Jane has worked with Joan Dornemann, Assistant Director and Prompter, and Nico Castel, International Diction Coach, both of the Metropolitan Opera in NYC, and Cynthia Hoffmann, Director of the 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.   

Jane has experience teaching music in public, private, and boarding schools in New Hampshire. She loves to bring music to students of all ages and looks forward to sharing her gift of teaching and music with The Founders Academy.
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