Janet Nepkieline

Janet Nepkie is a Distinguished Service Professor of Music and Music Business at the State University of New York, College at Oneonta. In addition to her work as Principal 'Cellist of the Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra, she has performed with the Albany, Schenectady, Northeastern Philharmonic, Glens Falls, and Utica Symphonies, and many other orchestras. She has also worked in New York City recording studios on commercial albums, movie soundtracks and jingles. Her instructional responsibilities include courses in music business affairs and copyright law. She has served as Chair of the United University Professions Technology in Higher Education Committee, Chair of the University Faculty Senate Committee on Undergraduate Programs and Policies, Chair of the University Faculty Senate Ethics Committee and she has been a member of the Board of the Copyright Society of the USA. She is a frequent speaker on issues of academic and commercial intellectual property ownership and exploitation. She earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees at the University of Michigan and her Ph.D. at New York University.