Dr. Janet Favreau
Dr. Janet Favreau received a B.M. in Piano Performance on scholarship, from the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music. She earned a M.M. in Piano Performance from the University of Southern California. During this time, she spent two summers in Paris, France, studying French Literature at the Sorbonne University. Dr. Favreau was then offered a scholarship and teaching assistantship to the Advanced Artist Diploma program at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.
She returned to the United States in 1991, after living and teaching in Canada and Poland. Dr. Favreau serves on the music faculty at Loyola Marymount University, West Los Angeles College and Los Angeles Harbor College in addition to maintaining a successful private piano studio. In the summers, she has served on the faculty of the John Perry Academy of Piano, and Cracow International Piano Festival.
She is a member of MTAC (President 1998-99), MTNA (serves as State Competitions Chairman), Cambridge “Who’s Who in America”, Executive Board of the Southern California Junior Bach Festival, Executive Board of the Paderewski Music Society, Executive Board of MUSYCA, and many other organizations.
Her students have won many prizes including the Southern California Junior Bach Festival every year since 1994, SCJ Bach Regionals, gold, silver and bronze medals at the SCJBF “Complete Works”, Bach Festival for Strings (chamber music), MTAC Panel Honors and masterclass, International Young Artists Peninsula Festival Competition, Liszt International Competition of Los Angeles, MTAC Scholarship Auditions, Artists of the Future Concerto Competition, CAPMT Concerto Competition, Edith Knox Concerto Competition, Brentwood Concerto Competition, Torrance Concerto Competition, Voce Chamber Music Competition, Redlands Bowl Young Artists Competition, Cypress College Piano Competition, Los Angeles Philharmonic Rising Stars Showcase, CAPMT Sonata Competition, MTAC Honors and convention recitals, and many others.
Her students also have participated in many masterclasses including the World Piano Pedagogy Conference, MTAC, and Virginia Waring International Piano Competition and have performed at the Liszt Festival in Hungary-Austria Piano Festival, Idyllwild Summer Piano Festival, International Institute for Young Musicians, Eastman School of Music summer academy, Orford Summer Academy, Juilliard Summer Performing Arts Academy and the Young Artists Program at the Tanglewood Festival. Dr. Favreau frequently judges for MTAC Young Artists Guild and Panel, Music Teachers National Assoc. Baldwin Piano Performance Competition, CAPMT competitions, the Southern California Junior Bach Festival, SYMF, Peninsula Symphony “Edith Knox” Concerto Competition, IIYM International Piano Competition, The Paderewski International Piano Competition Los Angeles selection jury, the Long Beach Mozart Festival Concerto Competition, Los Angeles Chopin Competition to name a few.
Her students have been accepted as piano performance majors with scholarships to such prestigious schools as the Eastman School of Music, Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Cleveland Institute of Music, Boston University, San Francisco Conservatory, Cornell University, and others. She has performed solo and chamber music in the United States, and abroad. She has given many lectures on the successful teaching of piano for such organizations as MTAC and the World Piano Pedagogy Conference, “Top Teachers in America”.
In 2005, Janet Favreau was granted a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California where she studied with master teacher John Perry. Dr. Favreau graduated with honors and is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda Honors Society.