Janice Macaulay holds a D.M.A. from Cornell University, where she studied composition with Karel Husa and Steven Stucky. She received a bachelor's degree in English and master's degrees in both English and music from Brown University. She was Associate Professor and Music Department Coordinator at Anne Arundel Community College (MD) and served as Vice President of the Maryland-area Council on Higher Education in Music. She also taught at Brown University, Cornell University, Wells College, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. For two decades she lectured on a wide variety of musical topics for the Road Scholar program at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. She taught across the curriculum in the Graduate Institute in Liberal Arts at St. John's College (MD), including seminars in philosophy, literature, political science, and the history of science and continues to lead Community Seminars on classic texts. Winner of the 2018 Alex Shapiro Prize for Kaleidoscope for Wind Symphony, Macaulay has received awards from the International Delius Composition Competition (Vocal and Chamber Music Categories), Meet the Composer, the International Alliance of Women in Music, the Charles Ives Center for American Music, the National Women's Music Resource Center, the Cornell Center for the Creative Arts. Her music has been performed at numerous regional and national conferences of the Society of Composers, Inc, and at colleges and universities across the country.