Janelle Criner Rogers, mezzo-soprano, is a graduate of Cedarville University (B.M.) where she studied with Beth Porter, and The Ohio State University (M.M.) where she studied with Robin Rice. Mrs. Rogers has been featured in performances with the Columbus Symphony, Opera Columbus, Heisey Wind Ensemble, and the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, in such works as Vivaldi’s Gloria, Saint Saens’ Christmas Oratorio, Vivaldi’s Magnificat, and Handel’s Messiah. She is currently a worship leader and soloist at First Community Church in Columbus, Ohio. Janelle has also served as a guest worship leader and artist at Lakeside Chautauqua (Ohio) and many local churches in central Ohio. She has over ten years of experience as a voice instructor and came to Wittenberg in 2021.