Dr. Orit Amy Eylon, Mezzo Soprano, is the Coordinator of the Voice Area and an Associate Professor of Music (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.
Since arriving to San Antonio several years ago, she performed the role of Kate Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly with Opera San Antonio in their 2015-16 season and also performed the role of the First Witch in Dido and Aeneas with Alamo City Opera in San Antonio. She also served on the faculty of the Austrian American Mozart Academy in Salzburg, Austria. In addition to Austria, Dr. Eylon has performed extensively as a recitalist in Italy, Germany, Mexico, and Asia. She has presented lecture recitals at various conferences and universities throughout the world. She also performs as a guest soloist at several churches, synagogues, and temples including Agudas Achim, Temple Beth El (San Antonio), St. Mark's Methodist church, B'nai Zion Synagogue, and Temple Mount Sinai (El Paso). She also is a cantor at Agudas Achim Synagogue. With the Bruce Nehring Consort, she performed as a soloist for several oratorio works including Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem. She was also the Mezzo Soloist for Verdi’s Requiem: Resistance and Redemption with the El Paso Symphony. Dr. Eylon is also a demo CD recording artist for publishing companies.
She is the current President of the South Texas Chapter and served as past Governor of the Rio Grande District of the NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing). She is a sought-after judge for UIL (University Interscholastic League), TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association), ISAS, MACSA, concerto and aria competitions, as well as solo and ensemble contests in New Mexico, Texas, international, and regional voice competitions.
For more information about the voice area in the music department, contact Dr. Orit Amy Eylon at:Orit Amy Eylon Department of Music
Course offerings in the voice area at UIW include:
Singer's Workshop performing The Mikado