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Called a ‘gem of a ‘cello coach’ by actor Samuel L. Jackson, Montana-born ‘cellist/ pianist Janice Foy, Ph.D., champions American music globally. Dr. Foy appeared w/ Grammy artist Herbie Hancock as 'cello soloist & with her New American Quartet in a World Peace Concert, (2 standing ovations), with Bennie Maupin's Ikeda Kings Orch. West Coast premieres: Ginastera & Overton Sonatas with former L.A. Phil. pianist Zita Carno, as 'Trio of the Americas' with clarinetist William Powell. In Croatia, Janice gave ‘goodwill’ concerts in Dalmatia/Zagorije & finished Ph.D. research on “The Croatian Sacred Musical Tradition in Los Angeles.” She holds B.M./Masters in 'Cello, CSUN with Honors; & a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, UCLA, '90. On Executive Boards: L.A. 'Cello Society; USC Friends of Polish Music; & Phi Beta's Pi Iota Chpter. Principal ‘Cellist: Koreanbased So. Cal. Phil., Pacific Pops, American Victory Orch. (D. Pearl), & the West L.A. Sym. in Royce Hall w/ Maestro Sir Angel Romero & Canadian Brass virtuoso Jens Lindeman. Tenured ‘cellist with Glendale Sym.; 63 school assembly concerts (GUSD); GSO delegate,'05. Dr. Foy recorded music & appeared on TV (Friends, Seinfeld, Alias); an ER consultant; & a radio guest artist. She received many awards as ‘cellist/pianist/composer & an NEH Affiliate Grant for the ‘Mozart Effect.’ In '97 she received Special Commendation from L.A. City Council “for her musical contributions” in Korean, Croatian, Romanian, Chinese & Polish areas; "Afterschool Strings" in Culver City & Thousand Oaks; hospital visits; & w/ harpist H. Jenkins their Ascending Wave gave 'special needs' children's concerts. From ‘01-‘03, Dr. Foy was the Brand Library’s Music Coordinator. Command Performance for HRH Prince Bandar, Saudi Amb. to the U.S., performing Bolognini’s “Echo Serenade,” Sept. ‘03. Her paper, “From the Pampas to the Bullring: ‘Cellist-Conveyor of the Tradition!” was chosen for the College Music Society's Intl. Meeting, Madrid, '05. Dr. Foy was the Asso. Calif. Sym. Orchs' online spotlight artist, '06; & featured Ethnomusicology Alumna, '09 UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Newsletter. Janice's solo 'cello is featured in Glendale Forest Lawn's "Death/Resurrection" yearly presentation, recorded with the Masters College Chorale, '06. The Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Centennial premiered the G. Washington Quartet instruments by the New American Quartet. Dr. Foy is jazz pianist w/ the Happy Band; & jazz 'cellist in the World Peace Orch. Her New American Quartet debuted in Canada's PBS Documentary, “Empire of the Word,” Fall '09. She was on Chinese TV after a CSUN China Quake Relief concert & she hopes to premiere Boris Papandopulo's "Solo 'Cello Rhapsody" written for her before his death in '91. Since '80, Dr. Foy maintains a teaching studio for strings/piano/ chamber music. Adjunct Professor: Azusa Pacific Univ., C.S.U, Bakersfield; Cal Polytechnic Univ., Pomona; coach: Shalhevet & Moorpark/Ventura College Community Orchs & a Master Class at The Masters College. In '09, Dr. Foy was guest soloist at Cathedral of the Angels (70th Anniv. of WW II outbreak); debuted "Flamenco Fire!" w/ Jani Quintero, SGI Ctr's Ikeda Hall, Santa Monica '06, & is the featured alumna artist for UCLA Ethnomusicology Dept.'s 50th, at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, Nov. 2010. Dr. Foy performs with the Ventura Baroque Chamber Players, & she will assist Maestro Jorge Uzcategui in his BASO project called, Backyard Academy Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Janice Foy may be reached at 818-892-8737 Studio

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