Janet Whitcomb Pummill, Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Music and Coordinator of Collaborative Piano, Texas Christian University, and Associate Organist, University Christian Church, has achieved a national reputation and is in great demand as accompanist, collaborative and solo artist throughout the country for concerts, recitals, conventions, national honor choirs and all-state choirs. She has had wide acclaim for her accompanying skills by many conductors including the late Robert Shaw. Paul Salamunovich has written, “Janet epitomizes the perfect choral accompanist.” Mrs. Pummill has had five of her choral compositions premiered by the New York Pops in Carnegie Hall. Her compositions are published by Colla Voce, Carl Fischer Music, Hal Leonard Corporation and Walton Music.
Mrs. Pummill's accompaniments and arrangements are featured in numerous CDs distributed in schools nationwide in the Silver Burdett Ginn Making Music series. She was a vocalist with the Robert Shaw Institute/Festival Singers for several seasons including the final institute gathering in Gramat, France as well as the Desert Chorale of Santa Fe.
Janet and her three daughters tour as a performing ensemble of four pianos and four voices entitled ClaviVoce. Her degrees are from the University of North Texas and the University of Illinois. . She has taught on the faculties of Queens College, Charlotte, North Carolina; Ohio Valley University; Wingate College and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.