Robin McCabe, director of the school of music, said, "We are delighted to welcome Jane Eaglen as a faculty colleague. Her luminous career will continue to span the globe, but we are fortunate that she is able to take a small, talented, and extremely lucky group of our students under her wing."
Eaglen told the Seattle Times, "I really enjoy working with young singers. I have had one teacher [Joseph Ward] since I was 17, and I have always hoped to pass on something of his teaching. I am passionate about singing and am thrilled to have this opportunity to start working with the University of Washington students."
She will only take on five students and does not plan to cut down on performing.
A much praised Wagnerian, Eaglen's repertoire includes Isolde and Brunnhilde as well as Norma, Ariadne, and Leonore. Her upcoming performances includes her first Lady Macbeth in Vancouver, Tristan und Isolde in Spain, and Tosca in Japan.