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School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Kansas State University
109 McCain Auditorium
1501 Goldstein Cir.
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-5740
mtdksu@k-state.edu

Dr. Patricia Thompson

Associate Professor
Voice, Diction

785-532-5740
patthomp@k-state.edu
221 McCain Auditorium

Patricia Thompson

Patricia Thompson is an Associate Professor of Voice at the Kansas State University School of Music, Theatreand Dance where she teaches undergraduate and graduate studio voice, German Diction, French Diction, Song Literature,  Vocal Pedagogy, and Methods and Materials for the Studio. 

She is active as an oratorio specialist and recitalist working with several national early music ensembles and festivals.Dr. Thompson also has a special interest in jazz and cabaret singing, and she performs regularly with the Thundering Cats Big Band in Manhattan, KS, as well as in solo cabaret shows fothe McCain Auditorium Performance Series, the Manhattan Arts Center, and in Kansas City. Her debut jazz album, It’s Only Natural, is available on iTunesSpotify, and many other digital platforms.

She is a member of the Professional Chorale at the Carmel Bach Festival, Carmel, CA, Spire Chamber Ensemble in Kansas City, and is a founding member of Luminous Voices, anaward-winning professional choir in Calgary, AB, Canada.

Her students have been successful in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Student Auditions, and many have gone on to graduate studies at prestigious music schools in the US and Canada. She is a sought-after adjudicator for the Kansas State High School Solo and Ensemble Festival.  In addition to NATS, Dr. Thompson is a member of the College  Music Society.

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