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Jana Skarecky

Jana Skarecky
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  • Faculty, Oscar Peterson School of Music
  • Examiner


Theory & History, Piano

Educational Background

  • ARCT (The Royal Conservatory)
  • Bachelor of Music (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  • Master of Music (University of Sydney, Australia)

Jana Skarecky studied piano with Erhard Schlenker and composition with Barrie Cabena and Peter Sculthorpe. She is an active composer and recipient of numerous commissions, and her compositions have been performed in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. She has been chair of the Association of Canadian Women Composers and on the National Council of the Canadian League of Composers. She is an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre, and the translator of Janeček's Foundations of Modern Harmony. She has been a member of the Conservatory’s College of Examiners since 1991, and part of the RCM faculty since 1985.

Instruments / Subjects Taught: Piano, Theory - Rudiments

Languages Spoken in Addition to English: Czech

Member of the College of Examiners: Since 1991 (practical and theory)

Minimum Age of Student: 5

Musical Styles: Classical, Contemporary

RCM Examination Preparation (Beginner - Level 10): All levels

Teaching & Professional Experience

Jana is an active composer and recipient of numerous commissions. Her compositions have been performed on four continents. She is also a visual artist, painting with acrylics. For more information see