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Professor Patricia Stiles Master Classes

Professor Patricia Stiles from the world renowned Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will give a series of master classes for singers from the KSU School of Music, Theatre, and Dance Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26, in Kirmser Hall at McCain Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Mezzo-soprano Patricia Stiles is a professor of music in voice who has taught at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music since 1998.


Stiles’ students have appeared with many of the major young artist programs and in opera houses across the United States, including Merola, Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Glimmerglass, Ravinia/Steans Institute, Central City Opera, Arizona Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Opera North, Virginia Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Spoleto Festival USA, Michigan Opera Theatre, Opera Saratoga, Sarasota Opera, Minnesota Opera, New York City Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, San Diego Opera, and Indianapolis Opera, as well as internationally with such companies as English National Opera, Berlin State Opera, Finnish National Opera, Osnabrück Opera, Theater Erfurt, Teatro Nacional Sucre (Ecuador), BBC Symphony, London Philharmonic, Théâtre Musical de Paris-Châtelet, Concertgebouw, and Tokyo Symphony.


Stiles’ students have been winners of numerous competitions, including, most recently, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (at various levels), Hilde Zadek Vocal Competition (first prize and other prizes, including a stage contract with Vienna State Opera), Opera Columbus’s Cooper-Bing Competition, Indianapolis Matinee Musicale, Orpheus Vocal Competition, Sullivan Foundation Career Grant Competition, and National Association of Teachers of Singing.

Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Kirmser Hall, McCain Auditorium ( Map)
1501 Goldstein Circle Manhattan, KS 66506-2111