Janet Harriman began her harp studies with her mother, Jean Harriman. She continued her harp studies with Alice Chalifoux while she attended the College of Wooster, the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Salzedo harp Colony.
Harriman has performed as soloist, chamber player, opera and orchestral performer in Ohio, Florida, Georgia and Colorado.
She is currently principal harpist with the Central City Opera Festival, a position she has held since 1993, and performs regularly with Opera Colorado.
Harriman is an alumnus of the New World Symphony and the National Repertory Orchestra. She received the New World Symphony’s Community Board Award which recognizes “leadership and fellowship with a commitment to continuing Artistic development.”
She also has acted as editor with Bartok Publications. She is the Co-founding Director of Scale the Summit, a summer music camp that offers educational opportunities for the kids of Summit County.
Janet Harriman currently lives in Summit County with her husband and two daughters.