I feel very lucky to have worked with the incredible team of people at Symphony Nova Scotia since 2012. Growing up in Cape Breton instilled in me a deep and profound love of music; I took piano lessons for ten years and participated in summer and high school musical theatre programs. I’ve always been a huge fan of the arts in general, and I love that my work gives me the chance to support this sector. With degrees in English and Sociology, I worked many years in the research world before moving on to communications. Writing, editing, designing, and all of the things I get to do for the Symphony are tremendously fulfilling. Plus, I get to enjoy some of the best live music out there. I feel it is a privilege to learn about, promote, and experience such incredible music as part of my work for the Symphony.
Q&A with Janice
Do you play an instrument?
I play the piano, although not as much as I used to. I took lessons with a wonderful piano teacher and friend for a decade, until I graduated from high school.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
My favourite things to do include spending time with my friends and family, writing in my journal, watching movies, playing video games, and going for walks on a sunny day.
What’s your favourite movie/book/TV show of all time?
My favourite movie is Jim Henson’s Labyrinth, starring the ever-excellent David Bowie. One of the most charming and delightful books I’ve ever read is Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne. And I grew up watching Star Trek: The Next Generation, which is still among my favourite TV shows.
What’s your favourite food?
I always thought it was pumpkin pie, until I tried pumpkin cheesecake. Oh my.
Who’s your favourite person in the world?
I love all of my family and friends, but my grandparents hold a very special place in my heart.
What do you do to relax?
I find tidying and organizing my space to be super relaxing. It’s a very soothing ritual for me. I also go for walks, practice yoga, and every now and then, indulge in a bubble bath.