Department of Music

Natalie Boeyink

Bass, Jazz Studies

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Natalie Boeyink is an accomplished bassist, violinist, pianist, composer and educator who has worked primarily in jazz and Latin jazz idioms. In 2015 she received a DM in Music Education from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and she holds a MM in Jazz Performance from the University of Louisville, and a BM in Jazz Studies at Indiana University. She has been a student of David Baker, John LaBarbera, Tyrone Wheeler, Michael Spiro, Brent Wallarab, and Bruce Bransby.

Boeyink has performed with Lorraine Feather, Jovino Santos Neto, Joe Piscopo, David 'Fathead' Newman, Almir Côrtes, Keith McCutchen, and John Hendricks. She has been an invited guest performer in Barbados; the Bahamas; Perm and Moscow, Russia; and Natal, Brazil. In 2015, her group, Batuquê Trio, released its debut album, Transparency, which highlights their fusion of contemporary Brazilian, American and Afro-Cuban jazz.

In 2014 she was awarded a Tinker Grant for travel to Brazil to study bass pedagogy and contemporary Brazilian bass styles. Her other research areas include female jazz instrumentalists, jazz education in the United States, and Afro-Latin music.

Throughout primary and secondary school, Boeyink studied violin at Mimi Zweig's Indiana University String Academy. In 2012 she brought her extensive string background and doctoral studies in music education together when she was appointed Director of the Attica Violin Project, in Attica, IN.

Boeyink joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2015 and is an active clinician, panelist, and adjudicator.