Janet Jarriel founded JEJ Artists, a boutique talent agency for performing artists, in 1996. With a diverse background in performance and administration, Janet serves a select roster of artists with international reputations and credits including soprano Angela Brown, acclaimed organist Diane Bish, revered choral conductor and organist Stephen Cleobury, and other noted musicians. JEJ Artists’ clients have been featured in major motion pictures and television broadcasts, and perform internationally with leading orchestras, music festivals, opera houses, and concert series.
After receiving her undergraduate degree in voice from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, Janet became a soprano soloist for the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. While there, she began working for The Joy of Music Television Series as Director of Marketing and, later, became the producer of this worldwide broadcast series. Along with Diane Bish, the host and creator of the program, she moved the production office of The Joy of Music to Bloomington, Indiana, to collaborate with the local PBS station there. While living in Bloomington, Janet obtained her Master’s degree in Arts Administration from Indiana University and founded JEJ Artists.
Janet has produced and assisted with a large number of music television programs and served on the admissions staff of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, widely considered one of the top schools of music in the world. She has also consulted for performing arts schools and organizations in the United States and is proud to have been a part of the formative years of the Townsend School of Music and the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University. Janet and Grammy- and Emmy-Award winning producer Steve Ivey teach Music Entrepreneurship for Mercer University, a class of real-world examples and interactive dialogue on the ever-changing business aspects of the music industry. For more on Janet, visit www.jejartists.com.