Affiliate Professor of Music
PAC 60; (360) 650-2015
- Master of Music: Cleveland Institute of Music
- Bachelor of Music: Westminster Choir College
Jay Rozendaal has been a member of the voice faculty at Western since 2006, and has been music director for university productions of The Ballad of Baby Doe, and Dido and Aeneas, and The Marriage of Figaro. He has served on the music staff of Seattle Opera for numerous productions since 1991, and on the staffs of San Francisco Opera, Dallas Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and Houston Grand Opera. He has also held positions in the opera departments of the Cleveland Institute of Music and University of Akron. In the Seattle area he has performed often as pianist in chamber, recital and concert engagements including the San Juan Chamber Music Festival, the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, and the Bellevue Philharmonic.
He holds a B.Mus. from Westminster Choir College, and an M.M. from the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied with Vitya Vronsky Babin and Paul Schenly. He participated in the school’s inaugural Art Song Festivals, studying with artists such as Elly Ameling, Håkan Hagegård, Dalton Baldwin, and Warren Jones. He also holds two degrees in theology from the General Theological Seminary, and is an Episcopal priest.