Jane Oppenlander was born in Lafayette, Indiana and grew up outside of Burlington, Vermont. Currently, she’s a scientist at Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation and teaches statistics part-time at Union Graduate College.
Jane studied math and music at the University of Vermont, and statistics and systems analysis at Union College.
Jane plays clarinet, saxophone, and percussion and is a member of the Guilderland Town Band. Her experience also includes choir director at the Community Lutheran Church in South Burlington and performing in the Burlington City Band and Union College Orchestra.
She is the composer of the tune for the alma mater of the University of Vermont. Composed in 1991, “Universitas V. Montis,” was the winning entry in the university’s bicentennial songwriting competition. She’s also written “Ticonderoga,” a march for band performed by the Guilderland Town Band and the University of Vermont Concert Band.