Associate Professor, Oboe
Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Oboist Jeanette Zyko, praised by Fanfare Magazine and ArtsNash for her “refined playing” and “achingly beautiful lines,” enjoys an active career as a chamber and orchestra musician.

A versatile artist, Dr. Zyko has played music ranging from twentieth-century composer Louis Andriessen to Baroque composer Jan Zelenka, and her performances have taken her across the United States and abroad.  As a solo and chamber musician, she has played in New Mexico, Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, and New York’s Carnegie Hall, as well as in Canada, France, Costa Rica, and Argentina.

Equally at home as an orchestra musician, Dr. Zyko has performed with the Nashville Symphony, Nashville Opera, Indianapolis Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Gateway Chamber Orchestra, and Paducah Symphony.  She can be heard on Summit Records with Gateway Chamber Orchestra, and her performances of Mozart’s Gran Partita with this ensemble have earned her high praise from critics.

Prior to joining the faculty of James Madison University in 2016, Dr. Zyko held positions at Austin Peay State University and the University of Costa Rica.  She received her training at the Hartt School of Music and Butler University, and she was the first oboist to receive the Doctor of Music Arts degree from Manhattan School of Music.  Her teachers have included Humbert Lucarelli, Malcolm Smith, Georg Meerwein, and Stephen Taylor.  Her students have won top positions in state and regional ensembles and have received performance scholarships for undergraduate and graduate programs as well as summer festivals.

Woodwinds Professors and Instructors

Jeanette Zyko

Jeanette Zyko, Oboe
Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Music Admissions
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