Quinn Patrick Ankrum
Style: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre
Title: Associate Professor
Mezzo soprano Quinn Patrick Ankrum is an active performer, teacher, and scholar. She has performed a wide variety of repertoire spanning the centuries, in a multitude of venues throughout the United States and abroad. Favorite roles include Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Cenerentola (La Cenerentola), Zerlina (Le nozze di Figaro), Meg (Adamo’s Little Women), and Maddalena (Rigoletto). Equally at home on the concert stage, favorite works include Bach’s Mass in b minor, Mozart’s Mass in c minor, Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, and Handel’s Messiah. Recent seasons have included Handel’s Messiah with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra; Luciano Berio’s Folksongs, William Walton’s Façade, and Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with ensembles at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music; recitals in Ohio, Oklahoma, and New York (Fredonia); and programs of works from the Oratorio and American song repertoire in the “Lorn Live” Chamber Music Festival (Oban, Scotland), and in the inaugural “Sing Northumbria” Festival in Northern England. She performs an eclectic repertoire regularly in the Cincinnati area with harpsichordist and organist Michael Unger. Dr. Ankrum takes an avid interest in Musicians’ Health and Wellness. She is a Licensed Body Mapping Educator, and has also been a student of the Alexander Technique since 1998. She has presented short Body Mapping workshops for various instrumental studios, voice studios, and choral ensembles over the years, and in 2017 presented “Body Mapping in the Choral Classroom” for the Texas Music Educators Association annual conference. She currently serves as Assistant Professor on the Voice Faculty at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, where she teaches both classical and musical theatre students, coaches vocal chamber music, teaches courses in graduate diction, and is a trained facilitator for CCM’s Mind-Body Medicine course. She is an active participant in the CCM Center for Integrative Health and Wellness for Musicians. A member of the Cincinnati Fusion Ensemble, she also teaches at the Cincinnati Voice Institute (a summer training program for young singers and collaborative pianists).
A performer for many years, Ankrum has collaborated with pianist Elizabeth Avery since 2007, and the duo champion the works of living American composers; they are co-creators of Living Song Project, a unique online database that promotes the art song and vocal chamber music of living American composers. In addition, they recently premiered a commissioned song cycle by Oregon-based composer Lisa Neher, No One Saves the Earth from Us but Us, which they plan to take on tour in future seasons.
Ankrum received degrees from Trinity University in San Antonio (BM, MAT), the University of Colorado at Boulder (MM) and the University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music (DMA). She was a Young Artist in the Glimmerglass Opera Young American Artists Program and the Baltimore Opera Studio, and participated in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Intern Program. She has been a finalist and winner in numerous regional and national competitions, including the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions (Rocky Mountain Region) and the NATS Artist Awards competition (2nd place winner, 2006). Before she joined the faculty of the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, she served on the faculties of SUNY Fredonia (New York), Nazareth College (Rochester, NY), and Texas Tech University (Lubbock).
Voice Type: Mezzo-soprano
Music Styles Taught: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I have a wait-list for private lessons; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I accept students through a college or university program