Frost School Welcomes Jeanette Thompson as Lecturer in Vocal Performance

Frost School Welcomes Jeanette Thompson as Lecturer in Vocal Performance

By UM News

Frost School Welcomes Jeanette Thompson as Lecturer in Vocal Performance

By UM News
An outstanding vocal pedagogue, Jeanette Thompson, joins the Frost School of Music faculty as a full-time Lecturer in Vocal Performance.

The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami is pleased to announce Jeanette Thompson is joining the faculty as a full-time Lecturer in Vocal Performance, effective August, 2018. 

Jeanette Thompson, who made her Carnegie Hall debut singing Verdi's Messa da Requiem, has been lauded throughout the world as a singer with great depth, warmth, beauty, style and heart.  Noted composers David Winkler, Craig Bohmler, Steven Sametz, Ricky Ian Gordon and Thomas Cipullo have written works expressly for her. 

Professor Thompson is known as an outstanding vocal pedagogue. She has served on the faculties of University of Wisconsin-Madison, City University of New York-Medgar Evers, Vassar College, Lehigh University and Izmir State Conservatory of Music in Turkey, where she founded a singing competition for young singers and served as president of its jury for nine years. Her career has taken her all over the globe with recitals, orchestra concerts and operatic performances  from Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg, to Turkey, Spain, Italy, Japan, Tunisia, Greece and throughout the United States. 

In commenting Professor Thompson said:  “I have spent a lifetime traveling the world, performing, soaking in all the different cultures because I thought the intent was to turn me into a better artist.  I have found that it was actually part of the plan to make me a better teacher. There is nothing as thrilling as being able to help a young singer, discover the immense potential inside and watch them blossom.  I am very happy to be at a point in my life where performing is secondary and teaching is primary.”

Dean Shelly Berg of the Frost School of Music stated: "It is an exciting time at the Frost School of Music.  Our faculty continues to be augmented with the best and the brightest in their respective fields  Jeanette’s appointment as Lecturer in Vocal Performance will have a life changing effect on our talented vocal students.”   

Jeanette Thompson’s discography features the sound track to the French movie Deux Ramoneurs Chez Une Cantatrice and three recordings, including "Jeanette Thompson Sings Negro Spirituals.  She has won numerous competitions in several nations highlighted by a Gold Medal at the famed Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels

Ms. Thompson has a Bachelor’s of Music from Florida State University and a Masters of Music from Rice University.  She has command of Italian, French, German and Turkish and served on the faculty of the International Summer Festival of the Arts in Belgium.