Janice Vlachos received her Bachelor of Music in 1992 from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. During her 29 years as a high school director, 17 vocal groups have been selected to sing at the Colorado Music Educators Association (CMEA) annual conference. Beginning her Colorado teaching career in 1993 at Lyons Junior/Senior High School followed by eight years at Wheat Ridge High School and three years at Chatfield High School, she returned “home” in 2005 to Fairview High School in Boulder where her love of music began as a student, under the direction of Mr. Ron Revier. Ms. Vlachos is a member of CMEA, JEN, and ACDA, serving as past R & S chair for COACDA, as well as past Women’s and Jazz Repertoire and Resource chair for Southwest ACDA. Ms. Vlachos’ groups are frequently invited to perform throughout the country. Her SATB jazz ensemble, Excalibur, performed at the Lincoln Center in New York City and at the Jenerations Jazz Festival in New Orleans. Age of Guinevere, the SSAA jazz ensemble that Ms. Vlachos started 15 years ago, won the prestigious 2011 Downbeat Award for Large Jazz Groups. In 2013, they performed at the National American Choral Directors conference in Dallas and, in 2017, they performed on the main stage at the Jazz Educators conference in New Orleans. In 2020, Age of Guinevere performed alongside highly-acclaimed artist Lauren Kinhan at CMEA; an amazing experience for all involved. Ms. Vlachos recently had the opportunity to co-teach a jazz seminar with Jennifer Barnes at the University of North Texas Jazz Camp and Ms Vlachos is honored to be the guest conductor for the 2022 Oklahoma All State Jazz Choir. Ms Vlachos resides in Boulder with her husband Dean, and has two amazing children, Eleni and Nikolas.