Janice Papolos brings to “ The Business of Music” a unique set of accomplishments and career experiences.

She is known throughout the music world for her classic text, The Performing Artist’s Handbook, as well as for her entertaining and highly informative lectures about the business essentials of an artistic career. She has taught at the Aspen Music Festival, the Taos School of Music, Yale at Norfolk, Indiana University, the New England Conservatory, and the Juilliard School. She has been on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music since 1987 where she teaches the graduate course “ The Business of Music: Anatomy of a Career. ” In addition, Miss Papolos has been a consultant for Chamber Music America and wrote a noteworthy monograph called “ Can This Marriage Be Saved: Interpersonal and Organizational Guidelines for Ensembles. ” This publication was featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal and subsequently was the topic of a segment on NPR’s “ All Things Considered. ” Janice Papolos founded a trio called A Small Circle of Friends which toured Germany with the United States Army. After performing for soldiers inside a Nato missile silo, she wrote about the experience for Newsweek and this jumpstarted a second career as an author. She wrote The Performing Artist’s Handbook, and then she and her psychiatrist husband, Demitri F. Papolos, M.D., coauthored, Overcoming Depression. This book, published by HarperCollins, has been translated into several languages, and is now in its third edition. Her next book, The Virgin Homeowner, was prompted by an extremely reluctant move to the suburbs. Because her publicist left W.W. Norton & Company the day of the book’s publication, Miss Papolos was forced to act as her own publicist and spent 13 months in her “ W ar Room” lining up television and radio spots, as well as print features in order to keep the book alive. The Virgin Homeowner was subsequently ranked by The Wall Street Journal as “ Most Useful to Homeowners ” in their annual round-up of house and garden books. In January of 2000, Janice Papolos and her husband teamed again to write The Bipolar Child, the first book published on the subject of early-onset bipolar disorder. The book stirred a great deal of controversy and its authors were featured on ABC’s 20/20, Oprah, NPR’s “ The Infinite Mind, ” as well as in the New Yorker, The Washington Post, Time magazine, and the New York Times. The Bipolar Child has, to date, sold over a quarter of a million copies, and is in its third edition.

Twelve weeks after Ms. Papolos appeared on Oprah for The Bipolar Child, she was asked to return and speak about (the still breathing) The Virgin Homeowner in a show entitled “ H ow Well Do You Know Your House? ” Janice Papolos is a co-founder of the Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation, as well as the Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation. She is the publisher of The Bipolar Child Newsletter, and lectures throughout the country on the subject of childhood-onset bipolar disorder.