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2019

Jane

Instructor

Music is the universal language of the world. Music makes us happy and sad. When we understand that, music will change the world. That’s why I teach the most beautiful language in the universe. 

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About Jane

Jane Orrell - Soprano 

Instructor of Voice and Piano

   Ms. Orrell is a native of Wilmington, NC and moved to Charlotte in 2004 to teach K-5 general music in CMS. She holds degrees from East Carolina University and The University of Colorado, Boulder in voice performance and pedagogy with a minor in piano. During her time between undergraduate and graduate school, Ms. Orrell studied at the Hochsule für Musik in Vienna, Austria. Ms. Orrell has sung with The May Festival Chorus, Cincinnati Opera, Dayton Opera, Whitewater Opera, Brooklyn Lyric Opera, The Metropolitan Opera, The New York City Opera National Tour, The Mostly Mozart Festival, and New York Choral Artists. During the years of singing she sang under conductors James Conlon, James Levine, Michael Tilson-Thomas, Andrew Davis, Hal France, Klaus Tenstedt, Zubin Metha, and Jesus Lobos-Cobos.

    While in Colorado, Ms. Orrell was an adjunct voice instructor for the University of Colorado, Boulder and Colorado Christian University. From 1996-2004 her 23 private studio students won multiple NATS awards and were accepted to universities for music. During her four year tenure teaching K-5 music in Denver Public Schools, Ms. Orrell developed a music program with a 30 voice choir and a 15 piece recorder ensemble in a school that had no music for over ten years. 

    After moving to Charlotte, Ms Orrell taught at Billingsville Elementary for seven years. Her Orffestra played an arrangement of Copland’s Appalachian Spring with the Charlotte Symphony. 

    While teaching at Clear Creek Elementary, her fifth grade students were chosen to participate in CMS Elementary Honors Chorus. Ms. Orrell was the overall Coordinator of honors chorus. She also received multiple grants fromDonors Choose to acquire items for her music classroom. These items included a music themed rug, 30 ukuleles, 25 music chairs, music staff white board, and many books to read to her students for lessons. 

Philosophy of teaching:

    Music is the universal language of the world. Music makes us happy and sad. When we understand that, music will change the world. That’s why I teach the most beautiful language in the universe. 

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