As a composer, Mr. Janssen writes and arranges extensively for orchestra as well as string, brass, and vocal chamber music. He also produces his own singer/songwriter projects. His most recent release is “Long Way Down,” a collection of original songs that blend the genres of classical, jazz, pop, and rock.
*Photo by Gabe Marchetti
Mr. Janssen teaches instrumental and general music for Propel Schools, an urban charter school. During his time at Propel, he has founded a flourishing strings program, developed a thriving band program, and has increased program involvement. He has also taught music in the school districts of Fox Chapel, Moon Area, and Sewickley Academy. He aspires to encourage, educate, and inspire a future generation of music appreciation.
Mr. Janssen is a 2015 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, where he studied music performance, music education, and business administration. He recently completed a master’s degree in music education at Boston University.
In his limited free time, Mr. Janssen enjoys cooking, running, hiking, camping, and traveling.