Phone: 620-947-3121 xt. 1403
Janie Brokenicky is in her first year as Assistant Professor of Choral Music at Tabor College. She serves as director of the Women’s Chorale and teaches courses in music theory, sight singing, and ear training. Prior to joining Tabor College, Brokenicky taught at Riley County High School for five years, where she directed the Concert Choir, Women’s Choir, vocal jazz, taught music theory, and founded the musical theater department. Following her first year of teaching, the Riley County women’s choir was selected to perform at the 2009 Kansas Music Educators Convention in Wichita. In 2010 and 2012 her Concert Choir received first place in the Worlds of Fun Choral Competition. Teaching honors include the 2009 Kansas Horizon Award for outstanding achievement as a first year teacher and the 2010 KCDA Young Director of the Year. She was selected to conduct the 2009 Women’s Choir for the University of Nebraska at Kearney Choral Clinic, in addition to several high school and middle level honor choirs.
Brokenicky is an active adjudicator around the state and serves as co-chair of Women’s Choirs for the Kansas Choral Directors Association.
She received her Bachelors in Music Education and Secondary Education Mathematics from Kansas State University in 2007. She returned to K-State to pursue a Masters degree in Vocal Performance and Choral Conducting while concurrently teaching at Riley County. During both her undergraduate and graduate tenures, she performed numerous lead operatic roles and in 2011 she placed second in the graduate division at the National Association of Teachers of Singing West Central Competition.
Brokenicky studied private voice with Dr. Patricia Thompson and choral conducting with Dr. Julie Yu and Dr. Joshua Oppenheim. After graduating with her Masters Degree this past spring, she is very excited to join the Tabor College Community.
Brokenicky and her husband, Cole, look forward to celebrating three years of marriage and have two cats, Maestro and Aria.