STUDY WITH DR. VAN EYCK


The study of music can enrich many aspects of one’s life, and Dr. Van Eyck wants each of her students to find joy, pride, 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 release vocal tension and inhibition 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 and distinguished 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 Associate Professor of Voice and Vocal Studies Division Director at Baylor University.  She also teaches voice for the Red River Lyric Opera summer training program, and teaches private voice lessons in Waco and Austin, TX.  Students of Dr. Van Eyck have been competition winners at the national and regional level.  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. Dr. Van Eyck works with students of a variety of ages and skill-levels, from those in the early stages of vocal study to those in the midst of professional singing careers. She aims to help students release vocal tension and inhibition to find a completely individual and easily produced sound that is capable of power, projection, and broad artistic expression. She brings to each student the knowledge that she has acquired through years of vocal and pedagogical study, as well as her extensive and distinguished 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.

Recent Guest Teaching & Public Master Classes

  • Red River Lyric Opera, Young Artist Training Program
  • 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
  • Opera America Career Development Workshop

Recent Student Accomplishments

  • Heather Boswell, soprano
    • Soloist with Waco Symphony Orchestra, Tribute to Gershwin
  • Rebecca Bradley, soprano
    • Fifth Place Winner (Sophomore Women) at Texoma District NATS Competition
  • Damon Duckett, tenor
    • Fourth Place Winner (Freshmen Men) at Texoma District NATS Competition
  • Darrell Morris, tenor
    • Boston College, Graduate Vocal Performance Scholarship Winner
  • Gwen Paker, soprano
    • Eastman School of Music, Vocal Performance Scholarship Winner
  • Julia Powers, mezzo-soprano
    • First Place Winner (Advanced Voice), Bach International Music Competition
    • Aria Competition Winner, Utah Vocal Arts Academy
    • 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, winner’s performance at Carnegie Hall
    • Finalist in the Houston Saengerbund German Vocal Competition
    • Member of the Phoenix Chorale, Professional Choral Ensemble
    • Winner of Austin Gilbert & Sullivan Society Award
  • John Jovicich, baritone
    • Fourth Place Winner (Freshmen Men) at Texoma District NATS Competition
  • Tevae Shoels, tenor
    • First Place Winner (Texoma Region), Hall Johnson Spirituals Competition
  • 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
    • Finalist (Honorable Mention), Graduate Women Category, Texoma NATS Vocal Competition
  • Emily Wolfe, soprano
    • 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