Assistant Area Representative: US Northeast
American baritone Jeffrey McEvoy holds the position of assistant professor of voice and director of opera studies at Winthrop University. He is passionate about the integration of voice pedagogy through text and drama and is a strong supporter of musical theatre, American art song, and operatic literature. Highlights of previous seasons include singing contracts with regional companies such as Opera Carolina, Winston-Salem Symphony, Connecticut Opera, Opera Boston, Commonwealth Opera, Kansas City Lyric Opera, Sarasota Opera, and Lake George Opera. Noteworthy milestones include engagements as a resident baritone artist with the Kansas City Lyric Opera, a studio artist position with Sarasota Opera, and summer apprenticeships with both Lake George Opera and Des Moines Metro Opera.
Jeffrey holds his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance from the University of Kansas, Master of Music in Opera from Wichita State University, and both Bachelor of Arts in Music and Bachelor of Science in Biology from John Brown University. He was a Kansas City district winner and regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and first-place winner in the Midwest District of the National Association of Teachers of Singing competition in both the Graduate and Senior Men divisions.
Prior to Jeffrey’s appointment to Winthrop University in 2013, he held the title of assistant professor of voice/opera at the University of Connecticut where he also served as stage director of opera programs. He previously taught at the University of Kansas, Wichita State University, Boston’s Walnut Hill School of the Arts, and the Tanglewood Institute in Lenox, MA. Jeffrey is an alumnus of the 2013 NATS Intern Program and served on the professional staff at the Seagle Music Colony in Schroon Lake, NY as stage director from 2012 to 2015.