Janet Gieck grew up surrounded by rural Saskatchewan culture and landscape, a fact which has profoundly affected her musical output. After completing music degrees from Prairie Bible College (Three Hills, AB) and the Royal Conservatory of Music, she has had her compositions performed at many concerts, new music festivals, and on CBC radio. Her pedagogical compositions are now listed on many different syllabi across the country. Passionate about Canadian music, Janet was the centre coordinator for the Saskatoon branch of Contemporary Showcase until 2015. She is a member of the Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects, the Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers’ Association, and the composer’s collective Red Leaf Pianoworks. Currently, Janet works as a member of the fine arts department at Millar College of the Bible in Pambrun, Saskatchewan, where she lives with her husband Lorn and their three children. She is also in demand as a piano teacher, adjudicator and clinician.