Janice W. Sullivan was born November 4, 1931. She received a bachelor's degree in music education in 1953, and a master's degree in voice performance in 1971, from the University of Colorado. She also studied in Paris France, the University of Florida, and Julliard.
Sullivan taught in public school systems in Alaska and Colorado before becoming a professor at Loretto Heights College from 1967-1984. She then came to Brigham Young University in 1985 with a one year appointment as visiting faculty in the School of Music. She returned to BYU in 1987 as full-time music faculty until she retired in 1991.
She is the author of the textbook, The Phenomena of the Belt/Pop Voice.
Sullivan passed away April 12, 2011 in Aurora, Colorado.