Dr. Orit Amy Eylon, Mezzo Soprano, joins the UIW Department of Music as an Assistant Professor of Voice. She received a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her MM and BM degrees from Indiana University. Dr. Eylon comes to UIW from the University of Texas at El Paso where she served as Assistant Professor of Voice. While residing in El Paso, Dr. Eylon was a frequent performer with the El Paso Opera. The roles she performed with EPO included Antonia's Mother in Tales of Hoffmann, Flora in La Traviata, Il Zelatrice in Suor Angelica , Inez in Il Trovatore as well as Third Lady in Magic Flute. Her Flora was considered by the El Paso Times, “ A First-rate contribution to the success of La Traviata." Other operatic roles performed include First, Second and Third Lady in The Magic Flute, Antigonae in Carl Orff’s Antigonae, Zita in Gianni Schicchi, Larina in Eugene Onegin, and Arnalta in Coronation of Poppea to name a few. With the Austrian American Mozart Academy in Salzburg, Austria, she performed the leading roles of Countess in Marriage of Figaro and Vitellia in Clemenza di Tito and served as faculty for the 2006 program. In addition to Austria, Dr. Eylon has performed extensively as a recitalist in Italy and Germany, Mexico and Asia and presents lecture recitals at various conferences and universities throughout the country. She also performed as a guest soloist at St. Mark's Methodist church, B'nai Zion Synagogue and Temple Mount Sinai. With the Bruce Nehring consort, she performed several works including Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem. Dr. Eylon is also a demo CD recording artist for publishing companies. She is currently serving as Governor of the Rio Grande District of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and is a sought-after judge for UIL (University Interscholastic League), TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) as well as solo and ensemble contests in New Mexico and Texas. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time exploring her new home in San Antonio with her two energetic toddler boys, dog and husband.