Managing Director

Janet Schachtel

Janet Schachtel

After a successful career as a textile designer in the New York fashion district, Janet owned and operated her own gourmet food company in Manhattan. Janet’s grandfather was a cantor who appeared regularly with the Metropolitan Opera, while her father, John Schachtel was a lyricist and composer and second cousin to Harold Arlen. Her daughter, Melanie, is a gifted vocalist who was a professional child actor. After volunteering for the Young Actor’s Theatre program at the Dreamland, Janet came over to the Music Center as a front desk administrator, and was soon promoted to the full-time position of Managing Director.