Barbara Janzen is a graduate of St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, where she majored in piano performance and vocal music education and was a member of the St. Olaf Choir. She holds a California Single Subject Credential in music and is a member of the California Association for Music Education, Choristers Guild, and National Pastoral Musicians. Her professional career began in 1981 when she opened a private piano studio in Northfield, Minnesota. Since moving to Chico in 1986 she has taught music at Notre Dame School with a seven-year break from 1994-2001 to raise her two young children. In addition to teaching at Notre Dame School, Ms. Janzen also served as Adult and Children’s Choir Director at Faith Lutheran Church from 1987-2003. She has served as St. John’s Director of Music since Fall 2015. She was previously director of children’s music and still directs the children’s choir at St. John’s.