Janet Groh Dubay

Describe your role with Portland Opera

My role as a section violinist in the orchestra is to play my part and to be a good team member.

Preparation, knowledge, skill, flexibility, and experience all go into this. Oh, and a sense of humor!  And a love of music and music making!  I have been involved with Portland Opera for many years, first in the early 1980s and then from 2002 to present.

What music/book/movie/show/poem/place/moment is currently inspiring you?

What inspires me these days is watching the sunrise - seeing the changing light and color across the sky and landscape as the sun makes its first appearance.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was young, I wanted to be a professional violinist.  I even wrote a paper about it in the sixth grade.  Music moved my soul then as it does now.

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