Janet was awarded a PhD in composition from Royal Holloway having achieved a distinction in her MMus there.  She has written many songs, 2 short operas, an oratorio for baroque forces and a cantata for 6 sopranos and theorbo. She is a singer, conductor and teacher, and is artistic director of the vocal ensemble Philomel, specialising in 17th century works and new commissions, with a focus on female composers. Her current project is accessible experimental music for choirs and for children, with the aim of taking creative music into mainstream choirs and schools.