Janet Gardner

  • Janet Gardner earned her Bachelor’s degree in music education from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. During her 33 years of teaching elementary general music in Montevideo, Minnesota, she facilitated workshops at various state universities and was a clinician at a number of state music conventions. She was a featured composer/clinician at various music clinics in the United States and Canada. Janet was chosen the 1995 Minnesota Music Classroom Teacher of the Year and served as the Minnesota Elementary Composition Contest Chairperson for six years. Janet is the composer of a number of musicals including The North Pole Goes Rock and Roll, The Granny Awards, Readin’, ‘Ritin’ and Rockin’, The Phantom of the Music Room, and School Daze. Her Brilee choral pieces include Swallows Travel To and Fro, Falling Snow, Spring Song, Speak Gently, and Flight of the Grackles with lyrics by John Parker. She has received annual ASCAP awards for her works. In her community, Janet serves as a church musician and does volunteer work. Retiring from teaching in 2006, Janet continues to compose in Montevideo, Minnesota, where she resides with her husband, David.


  • Cover Title (Subtitle) Duration Instrumentation
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    BL771 Spring Song BL771 2:02 SSA
    BL576 Flight Of The Grackles BL576 2-part, accompanied
    BL651 Swallows Travel To and Fro BL651 Two-part Chorus
    BL698 Falling Snow BL698 3:05 Two-part Chorus
    BL727 Speak Gently BL727 Two-part Chorus
    BL792 Shine Your Light BL792 Two-part Chorus

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