Jeanette Thompson

Lecturer

Locator Code:
7610

 
About

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"I spent a lifetime traveling the world, performing, soaking in all the different cultures because I thought the intent was to make me a better artist. I have found that it was 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."

Biography

Jeanette Thompson is a full time lecturer in Vocal Performance at the Frost School of Music.  Her career has taken her all over the globe with recitals, orchestra concerts and operatic performances in Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Austria, Japan, Slovenia, Croatia, Canada, Tunisia, Greece, Cypress, Cameroun, Zaire, insidKenya, Latvia, Czech Republic, Puerto Rico, and throughout the United States. She made her Carnegie Hall debut singing Verdi's Messa da Requiem, and is an international star of high acclaim. 

Professor Thompson 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.  Her discography includes the sound track to a French movie ("Deux Ramoneurs chez une Cantatrice") and 3 CD’s (including "Jeanette Thompson sings Negro Spirituals"). She has won numerous competitions in several nations (including a Gold Medal at the Famed Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels). 

Ms. Thompson received a Bachelors of Music from Florida State University, a Masters of Music from Rice University. She has command of Italian, French, German and Turkish and for six years served on the faculty of the International Summer Festival of the Arts in Belgium.

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 for 9 years served as president of the jury.  She invited directors, conductors and impresarios from opera companies all over the world (including the Metropolitan Opera, Aspen, Chicago, LaScala, etc.) Through this competition, she has helped provide jobs, opportunities and has placed many young singers in companies throughout the world.  As a teacher, she is noted as an outstanding technician of singing.