The Canadian lyric soprano and singing teacher, obtained her Bachlor of Arts degree in Music and English from Trinity Western University (1990-1994; sang in TWU Choirs); participated in Professional Development Program of Fine Arts Education at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia (1994-1995); and studied at Providence Theological Seminary in Otterburne, Manitoba (2000-2008: MA TTESOL in TESOL, Global Studies, Missiology).
Angelina Van Dyke is a lyric soprano with a coloratura extension, who has spread her wings wide across continents and musical genres. She has trained internationally with Joseph Shore, Mikiko Hashimoto, Gioachinno Li Vigni, Nelly Miricioui, Salvatore Fisichella and Felice Venanzoni. Besides being a seasoned performer, she inspires singers and pianists at her own Angel Music Studios (founded in September 2004), where her distinct praxis integrates heartfelt mentorship of musicians with meta-cognitive learning theories. She is also ELC instructor at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia (since July 2010); and MA TESOL Collaborating Instructor at Trinity Western University (since September 2011).
In her artistic pursuit Angelina Van Dyke seeks to imbue her music with an integrated understanding, embracing her faith identity with technical grace and excellence into a tangible, personal expression of wholeness. Whether characterizing operatic roles such as Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, Amina in La Sonnambula or singing from oratorios and sacred concert repertoire such as George Frideric Handel's Messiah, Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah or W.A. Mozart's Exsultate Jubilate, her voice carries her audiences to a realm of deeper realization and meaning.
Envisioning a cultural Renaissance in the Greater Vancouver context and beyond, Angelina Van Dyke carefully curates concerts that invite diverse audiences to reengage their imaginations with the beautiful and infinite through sacred and classical music.