"I love this song! (Be Still) ... Very soothing and calm. There are always a select few solos that really relax me while I am at work and inspire me in my artwork. This is another piece that does just that. "
- Mellanie, 'Whisperings' Internet Radio listener
"Just a brief email to say thank you for the CD. I listened to it as I drove back to my office after lunch, and was so immersed in your music that I felt compelled to take the CD with me into my office to continue to the experience. Your music compositions are hauntingly beautiful. I have listened to your CD several times in the last 24 hours and many visitors to my office have also expressed a deep appreciation for your music. Thank you again so much for sharing your serene, yet powerful, music with me."
- Daniel Q., Esq.
".... I have a very stressful job and it's not been one of my better years with losing my father six months ago and various other things that seem to have all happened over the past year, so your music is like a refuge to me and just helps me feel calm and relaxed ..... " - Suzanne B., CFP
"What wonderful music. May God give you perfect wholeness .... This music is fantastic ..... God's richest blessings for you .... I hope these thoughts wash over your soul - as your music, in God's Holy Spirit, washes over mine ..... Blessing on you! Your life is touching the lives of others for HEALING! ...." - Kip P.
"Dear Janie, A huge thank you for all your effort to make 'Wings of Remembrance' a most successful event. Music is so integral to memorial celebrations, and I am grateful to you for sharing your talents with our bereaved families ..... Peace."
- Brad, Hospice of the Valley
Master of Business Administration Degree, Business 1992 – 1994
Worked full-time in hospital administrative work at Naples Community Hospital, Naples, FL, while obtaining Master of Business Administration Degree
University of Oklahoma
Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance Degree with Distinction, Music
1975 – 1979
Received Certificate of Excellence, Degree with Distinction, and attended all four years of college with piano scholarships
Activities and Societies:
Pi Kappa Lambda by the Alpha Lambda Chapter (1979), Sigma Alpha Iota by the Epsilon Tau Chapter (1977)
Recipient of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Silicon Valley Philanthropy Day Award – Distinguished Volunteer – for her work as President of Steinway Society the Bay Area. This was part of National Philanthropy Day, and the award winners were featured in the November 2007 issue of San Jose Magazine.
Served as President of “Steinway Society the Bay Area” for a two-year term (2006-2007 Season and 2007-2008 Season). This is a non-profit organization based in San Jose, California that presents a solo piano concert series featuring concert pianists from around the world. And, this organization provides music scholarship awards and music educational programs to the community at large as well.
- More than thirty years experience in piano instruction, music arranging, studio recording of original piano compositions, performing domestically and internationally as a solo artist.
- Designed & performed in choreographed stage production of her original music (album "a gift from janie") reflecting the grief process.
- First original piano music CD entitled, “a gift from janie”, rose to #13 on the New Age Voice album chart in 2001. It has been played on radio stations around the world and was also produced and distributed in China and Taiwan. - Second original piano music CD entitled, “Heavenly Whispers” recorded in 2003. Both CDs (listed with BMI) are utilized by Hospice grief counselors, church groups, Reiki classes, massage therapists, acupuncture therapists, hypnotherapists, and individuals.
- Keyboardist and vocalist for the John Arnold Band, the 1982 National Winner of the Wrangler Country Showdown in Nashville, Tennessee. Performed & toured professionally with this band, based in Norman, Oklahoma from 1979-1983. After winning the Wrangler Country Showdown, the band toured over 40,000 miles across the USA opening shows for Ricky Skaggs, Exile, & performed in the Cotton Bowl Parade in Dallas, Texas. The John Arnold Band also won a $50,000 cash prize, a grand piano, a one-year booking contract with Top Billing, and a one-year recording contract with Compleat Records – all out of Nashville, Tennessee.
Janie Horton Music
- Currently plays piano as a liturgical music minister for the 4:30 pm Mass services at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph in San Jose, CA.
- Also plays piano with fellow musician/singer, Katherine Petrucci, as a duo called "Two Hearts One Song". Both serve as weekly music ministers for the Mass services at the Cathedral Basilica (as well as St. Lucy Parish in Campbell, CA). They work together composing and arranging original music set to prayers and scripture.
- As a duo, they are known for beginning the healing process of grieving hearts as they play for funeral services, & they also celebrate beautiful ceremonies by playing for weddings. Because of their passion for music and for their love of God, they offer tremendous value to any heartfelt occasion.
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I'm passionate about giving back to the church and to my community at large through my gift of music from God.