STUDY WITH DR. VAN EYCK


Dr. Van Eyck wants each of her students to find joy and success in their singing.  She works with a variety of singers, from those in the early stages of vocal study to those in the midst of professional careers.  She aims to help singers overcome vocal limitations and inhibitions to find a completely individual and easily produced sound that is capable of power, projection, and broad artistic expression.  Dr. Van Eyck brings to each student the knowledge that she has acquired through years of vocal and pedagogical study, as well as her extensive professional performance career, which includes work with many of the most notable opera companies, orchestras, coaches, teachers, and conductors in the United States and abroad.  She is an Associate Professor of Voice and the Director of the Division of Vocal Studies at Baylor University.  She is a sought after guest clinician and has recently given vocal workshops and master classes for organizations including Opera America, Red River Lyric Opera, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Arizona State University, and the University of Memphis.  Students of Dr. Van Eyck have been competition winners at the national and regional levels.  Among them are undergraduate and graduate scholarship winners at the Eastman School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Westminster Choir College, New York University, Baylor University, and Boston Conservatory.

Jamie Van Eyck, DMA

Dr. Van Eyck is proud to serve as Associate Professor of Voice and Vocal Studies Division Director at Baylor University in Waco, TX. She earned the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was a student of Julia Faulkner. During her doctoral studies, she was a recipient of the prestigious Paul Collins Award for Performance Distinction, and winner of a Mellon Foundation Dissertation Fellowship. She holds a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance and a Master of Music Degree in Vocal Pedagogy from The New England Conservatory of Music. As a teacher of voice, Dr. Van Eyck regularly seeks out continuing education opportunities. She recently received grants to study at the 2015 NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Winter Workshop, and the 2016 David Jones Teacher Mentoring Program in New York City. She was selected as one of twelve participants in the prestigious 2016 NATS Intern Program, where she completed intensive study with Master Teacher, Julie Simson, as well as Master Teachers Stephen King, James Doing, and Jeannette LoVetri.

Recent Guest Voice Teaching & Public Master Classes

  • Red River Lyric Opera, Young Artist Training Program
  • Opera America Career Development Workshop
  • William Paterson University
  • The University of Memphis
  • The University of West Florida
  • The University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • The University of Louisville
  • The University of Arizona, Tucson
  • International Choral Conducting Master Class at Baylor University
  • Baylor University All-State Choral Camp
  • McLennan Community College, Waco TX

Recent Student Accomplishments

Heather Boswell, soprano

    • Soloist with Waco Symphony Orchestra, A Tribute to Gershwin

Rebecca Bradley, soprano

    • Fifth Place Winner (Sophomore Women) at Texoma NATS Vocal Competition

Damon Duckett, tenor

    • Fourth Place Winner (Freshmen Men) at Texoma NATS Vocal Competition

Hannah Hyden, soprano

    • Third Place Winner in the Junior Women category at Texoma NATS Vocal Competition
    • Winner of the Presser Award for Distinguished Performance at Baylor University

John Jovicich, baritone

    • Fourth Place Winner (Freshmen Men) at Texoma NATS Vocal Competition

Darrell Morris, tenor

    • Boston College, Graduate Vocal Performance Scholarship Winner

Gwen Paker, soprano

    • Eastman School of Music, Undergraduate Vocal Performance Scholarship Winner

Julia Powers, mezzo-soprano

    • First Place Winner (Advanced Voice), Bach International Music Competition
    • Aria Competition Winner, Utah Vocal Arts Academy
    • Jo in Little Women for Opera in the Ozarks
    • Member of the elite Phoenix Chorale
    • Rinaldo in Handel’s Rinaldo for Chicago Summer Opera
    • Cornelia in Handel’s Giulio Cesare for Red River Lyric Opera
    • Winner of Baylor University’s Semper Pro Musica solo competition, with winner’s performance at Carnegie Hall
    • Finalist in the Houston Saengerbund Vocal Competition
    • Winner of Austin Gilbert & Sullivan Society Award

Amy Pressman, soprano

    • L’Eternita in La Calisto for Red River Lyric Opera
    • Young Artist in the University of Houston’s summer training program, Building Your Craft: From Studio to Stage

Tevae Shoels, tenor

    • First Place Winner (Texoma Region), Hall Johnson Spirituals Competition
    • Third Place Winner in the Sophomore Men Category, Texoma NATS Vocal Competition

Sophie Strobel, mezzo-soprano

    • Young Artist at the SongFest vocal training program

Logan Tanner Wright, countertenor

    • Westminster Choir College, Graduate Vocal Performance Scholarship Winner
    • Winner of New York Classical Music Society International Competition
    • Winner of the Choralis Young Artist Competition
    • Soloist with Henry Purcell Society of Boston
    • Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Halifax Opera
    • Ruggiero in Handel’s Alcina for the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival

Katie Wick, soprano

    • Lisette in La Rondine for Varna International Summer Opera
    • Despina in Cosí fan Tutte for Spotlight on Opera
    • Finalist in the Graduate Women Category, Texoma NATS Vocal Competition

Emily Wolfe, soprano

    • First place winner in the Senior Women Category, Texoma NATS Vocal Competition
    • Scholarship winner and participant in the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria
    • Nella in Gianni Schicchi for Amalfi Coast Summer Opera

Educational Background


Doctor of Music: Vocal Performance, The University of Wisconsin – Madison

  • Recipient of the Paul Collins Fellowship for Outstanding Performance and a Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the Mellon Foundation

Master of Music: Vocal Pedagogy, New England Conservatory of Music (Boston, MA)

  • Graduated with academic honors and performance distinction

Master of Music: Vocal Performance, New England Conservatory of Music (Boston, MA)

  • Graduated with academic honors and performance distinction

Bachelor of Music: Vocal Performance, University of Wisconsin – Madison

  • Graduated with academic honors and performance distinction