Dr. Janice Macaulay received her doctor of musical arts degree in composition from Cornell University, where she studied composition with Karel Husa and Steven Stucky. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in English and master’s degrees in both English and music from Brown University. Awards have included two Best of Category Prizes for Chamber Music and Vocal Music in the International Delius Composition Competition, three Honorable Mentions from the International Alliance of Women in Music, multiple grants from Meet The Composer, as well as grants from the Cornell Council on the Creative Arts and from the National Women’s Music Resource Center for a special reading session by the Bay Area Women’s Philharmonic. Her music has been performed at the Charles Ives Center for American Music, at numerous regional and national conferences of the Society of Composers, Inc. and of the International Alliance of Women in Music, and at colleges and universities across the country.
With more than thirty years’ experience teaching music history, theory, and keyboard performance as well as conducting chorus, orchestra, and chamber ensembles, Dr. Macaulay has also served as Vice President of the Maryland-area Council for Higher Education in Music. She was Associate Professor and Music Department Coordinator at Anne Arundel Community College (Arnold, MD), and coordinated the theory, keyboard, and chamber music programs at Wells College (Aurora, NY). She has also taught music theory and appreciation at Brown University, Cornell University, and at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
For over two decades she lectured on a wide variety of musical topics for the Elderhostel program at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. As a Visiting Tutor in the Graduate Institute in Liberal Arts at St. John’s College (Annapolis, MD), she taught across the curriculum, including seminars in philosophy, literature, political science, and the history of science and continues to lead Community Preceptorials on classic texts. She has also taught special topics courses for the Women’s Studies program and the Honors College at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.