Janet Arms '81

Janet Arms '81

A charismatic and versatile flutist, Janet Arms has been a member of the New York City Opera orchestra since 1988. She has also performed and recorded with the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Ballet, Metropolitan Opera, St. Louis Symphony, Boston Symphony, and at Tanglewood. Arms has entertained throughout the United States and Europe while on tour.

Arms had a long-standing association with the Bard Festival Orchestra and the American Symphony Orchestra, has worked with the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, and New Jersey Symphony.

Arms' work can be heard on a number of of documentaries for PBS. Among them are The Kennedys, Teddy Roosevelt, and The Jewish Americans. Her most recent chamber music project, The Pandora Duo, is a collaboration with guitarist and fellow Hartt faculty member Christopher Ladd.

A faculty member in The Hartt School since 1994, Arms also teaches at Montclair State University; and performs at the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy. She has also spent several summers in Brazil, teaching and performing with the faculty of the renowned Festival Eleazer de Carvalho.

Arms graduated from the University with a bachelor's degree in 1981 and majored in flute performance.