Janie Brokenicky teaches applied voice and music theory and is currently pursuing a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction. She is also co-founder of the Flint Hills Children’s Choirs, based out of Manhattan, KS. The organization is currently comprised of two treble-voiced choirs spanning grades 3-10 in Manhattan and surrounding communities. In April 2016 the Konza Choir performed Carmina Burana with the K-State Choirs and Kansas City Ballet at the Kauffman Center. In Spring 2017 the choirs performed at the KMEA State Convention and toured to St. Louis.
In addition to teaching, Janie still enjoys performing as a guest artist. She has been a featured soloist at The Kauffman Center (Kansas City), the Meyerson Symphony Hall (Dallas), and The Folly Theater (Kansas City) and was runner-up in the Graduate Division of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Regional Competition. Additionally, she has been a guest soloist for the Wichita Chamber Chorale, Hays Symphony Orchestra, Flint Hills Masterworks Chorale, and served three summers as artist-in-residence for the Ad Astra Summer Music Festival.
Brokenicky received her Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Mathematics, and Master of Music in Choral Conducting and Vocal Performance, all from K-State. She is an active adjudicator and clinician across the state, served four years as co-chair of Women’s Choirs for the Kansas Choral Directors Association, and is the current North Central District Representative for the organization.