Mercer, Janis

Janis Mercer was born 28 September 1963 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. She studied music at Depauw University and the University of Illinois (B.M. 1987). Her composition teachers include Zack Browning, Sever Tipei, Morgan Powell, David Liptak, Sal Martirano, William Brooks and Herbert Brün. Currently she directs the contemporary performance ensemble "Schwungvoll" and works in the San Francisco area.