Jane Davidson began her vocal studies with Peggy Dwyer in Windsor Ontario and piano studies with Mary Leah and Betty Knowles. Jane continued her studies at Wilfrid Laurier University where she studied performance with Dr. David Falk and was granted the degree of Honours Bachelor of Music. Jane studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg Austria with Dr. Sarah Arneson.
Davidson is two time OMFA Provincial Festival winner and also won the Inmont of Canada Vocal Award, and the City of Chatham Rose bowl. Jane has performed the role of Countess in Marriage of Figaro, Mimi, in La Boheme, and Cupid in The Indian Queen among other roles.
Jane enjoys performing 21st century music, and several pieces have been written expressly for her. An avid recitalist, Jane has performed recitals in Canada, the U.S.A and Europe and has performed in concert with Grammy Award winning Canadian Baritone Kevin McMillan. Jane, a social justice advocate, has organized recitals for the victims of Katrina, and several for safe water wells in St. John’s South Africa.
Her voice students have performed as members of the company at The Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada and Mirvish enterprises in Toronto, some have gone on to work in Television or Movies. Others have gone on to complete voice performance degrees in all of the prominent Ontario college and university programs or abroad. Jane has students performing in the pop music scene in North America, Vietnam, and Sweden.
Jane maintains a voice studio where she coaches singers of all ages in technique, interpretation and expression through private lessons and masterclasses, and is the founder of the Tri-Cities based Believe Musical Theatre Company. She is a member of the Royal College of Examiners and is an ORMFA Adjudicator.
Musical direction credits number over 15 major musicals, from Les Miserables and Pirates of Penzance to Rent and Tommy, as well as the vocal direction of many local benefit concerts. She continues to produce, direct and perform, with the intent to promote the vocal arts.
Jane recently began a Vocal Health blog available at www.believetheatre.blogspot.com