The American soprano, Nancy Zylstra, has gained critical acclaim throughout the USA and in Europe for her accomplished and expressive singing in varied repertoire. As an Early Music specialists, she has appeared in Seattle as a soloist in St. Mark's Cathedral's annual performances of George Frideric Handel's Messiah and in the Gallery Concerts series, and has performed as a member of the vocal ensemble Circa 1600. She has also been a soloist with the American Bach Soloists (San Francisco), Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra (Toronto), Portland Baroque Orchestra, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (San Francisco), singing under such conductors as James De Priest, Gustav Leonhardt, Ton Koopman, and Nicholas McGegan.
A member of the faculty of Oberlin's Baroque Performance Institute, Nancy Zylstra has taught voice at the Cornish College of the Arts and Pacific Lutheran University.
Her recordings have appeared on the Erato, Koch International, Wildboar, Gasparo, and Arkay labels.