As a frequent performer of concert, musical theater, and operatic repertoire, American baritone Jeffrey McEvoy has received accolades for his performances of French and Italian baritone roles as well as dramatic interpretation of twentieth century music. Passionate about educating students about contemporary works as well as the integration of drama and music, Jeffrey is a strong supporter of American art song and operatic literature. As a director, his productions have been praised as innovative, honest, and clever. In 2012, his production of Bernstein’s Candide placed in the American Prize for Opera Performance – College Division. During the summer, Jeffrey serves on the faculty at the Seagle Music Colony in Schroon Lake, NY as stage director.Prior teaching appointments include the University of Connecticut, the University of Kansas, Wichita State University, Boston’s Walnut Hill School of the Arts, and the Tanglewood Institute in Lenox, MA. His students have been admitted into graduate programs such as New England Conservatory, Peabody Conservatory, University of Minnesota and University of Tennessee. In June of 2013, Jeffrey was one of twelve young teachers invited to participate in the NATS Intern Program at Vanderbilt University. The program seeks to pair experienced and recognized master teachers of voice with talented young members of NATS. Within a format designed to promote the dynamic exchange of ideas and techniques, the goal is to improve substantially the studio teaching skills of these promising young teachers.
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. A winner of numerous competitions, he has been a Kansas City district winner and Regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Highlights of previous seasons include contracts with regional companies such as Connecticut Opera, Opera Boston, Commonwealth Opera, Kansas City Lyric Opera, Sarasota Opera, Lake George Opera, Glens Falls Symphony, Hartford Opera Theater, Newbury Choral Society, Nashua Choral Society, Boston Opera Collaborative and Boston’s OperaHub.