February 23, 2023
Internationally known voice professor to give series of master classes at K-State
Professor Patricia Stiles from the world-renowned Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will give a series of master classes for singers from the K-State School of Music, Theatre, and Dance from 1-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, and Sunday, Feb. 26, in Kirmser Hall at McCain Auditorium. The events are free and open to the public.
Mezzo-soprano 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 St. Louis, Glimmerglass, Ravinia Steans Music 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. They have also appeared internationally with such companies as English National Opera, Berlin State Opera, Finnish National Opera, Osnabrück Opera, Theater Erfurt, Teatro Nacional Sucre, 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, Hilde Zadek Vocal Competition, Opera Columbus' Cooper-Bing Competition, Indianapolis Matinee Musicale, Orpheus Vocal Competition, Sullivan Foundation Career Grant Competition and National Association of Teachers of Singing.