MM, The Juilliard School
BM, The Hartt School, University of Hartford
Since 1988, Janet Arms has been a member of the New York City Opera orchestra, where she plays assistant principal flute and piccolo. She has also performed and recorded with the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, and the New York City Ballet; as guest principal flutist with the St. Louis Symphony in the US and throughout Europe; played with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Boston, at Tanglewood, and on tour; and has made solo appearances in the States and abroad with the New York Chamber Soloists. She has a decade long association with the Bard Festival Orchestra and the American Symphony Orchestra at Bard, and is a former member of the San Francisco Ballet orchestra. Ms. Arms now makes her home in NY, where she is also active in commercial recording. Her chamber music activities include performances with musicians of the NYC Opera at Lincoln Center, as a guest artist with the Eastern Shore Chamber Music Festival, the Concordia Chamber Players and in recital with fellow faculty members at the Symphony and Opera Academy of the Pacific in Powell River, BC, where she also teaches. A prizewinner in both the NY Flute Club competition and the Concert Artists International competition, Ms. Arms made her recital debut at Carnegie Hall while completing her master's degree at Juilliard as a student of Samuel Baron. She received her bachelor's degree from The Hartt School as a student of John Wion. Ms. Arms joined Hartt's faculty in 1995, and now leads the flute studio of her former teacher.
"Janet Arms has the exceptional qualities of artistic performance, detailed teaching explanations, and personal warmth. These qualities, combined with extra professorial contact and close collaboration with graduate students who are rich in teaching and professional performing experience, offer each undergraduate student a clear educational and competitive advantage. Graduate students, in turn, gain invaluable experience in teaching and mentoring, as well as improving their playing." Abigail Kegel Walsh MM Flute Performance, '08