Joy McIntyre


Associate Professor Emerita, Voice; Artist-in-Residence, Boston University Tanglewood Institute


Bachelor of Music, Oberlin Conservatory
Master of Music, New England Conservatory
Additional Studies: Mozarteum, Salzburg; Goethe Institute


For nearly twenty years, Joy McIntyre was a leading soprano with major opera houses in Europe, such as Munich, Vienna, Salzburg, Rome, Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Geneva, Barcelona and Copenhagen. She specialized in the operas of Wagner and Strauss. Her portrayals of Ortrud (Lohengrin), Kostelnicka (Jenufa) and the Dyer’s Wife (Die Frau ohne Schatten) have earned particular acclaim.

She has sung under conductors Wolfgang Sawallisch, Marek Janowski, Bruno Maderna, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Leopold Hager, Carlos Kleiber and Olivero di Fabritis. She was also featured in an acclaimed production of Lohengrin staged by the composer’s grandaughter, Friedelind Wagner.

Ms. McIntyre is an Associate Professor Emerita of Boston University and former Chair of the Voice Department. She is a past president of the Boston Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. She has taught at Utah State University, University of Miami Salzburg Program and is currently on the faculty of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.

She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin Conservatory and her Master of Music from New England Conservatory of Music, where she was holder of the Emma Eames Scholarship. She also studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and holds a Certificate in German from the Goethe Institute.

Master classes and concerts have taken her to various cities in America, Japan, Germany and Spain. Her interest in the works of William Shakespeare have prompted studies at the University of Cambridge Summer School and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, and led to the creation of a one-woman show integrating scenes and songs by Shakespeare.

Currently, Ms. McIntyre serves on the Board of Directors for the following organizations: the Sarasota Concert Association (of which she is president), the Sarasota Music Archive, the Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning (past president). She is also a member of the Board of Visitors of the New England Conservatory in Boston.