Patricia Snapp, a mezzo-soprano, has been actively involved in both traditional and contemporary opera and musical theater throughout her career. She has been featured in a wide variety of roles such as "Dame Quickly" in Verdi's Falstaff, "Miss Pinkerton" in Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief, and the "Mother" in Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors, "Maria" in Bernstein's West Side Story", "Antonia's Mother" in Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffman, "Rosalind" in Goodman's The Audition, and as "Mary" in the American premiere of The Miracle of the Nativity by Edmund Pendleton.
In addition to opera and musical theater, Dr. Snapp has made recital and concert appearances throughout much of the United States, Great Britain, and the former Soviet Union. She has also performed locally with the Mankato Symphony Orchestra as the "Alto Soloist" in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and, in her fifth appearance with the MSO, as a guest artist in A Night At the Opera.
Dr. Snapp continues to be an active vocal clinician throughout the region and has worked with students associated with opera, musical theater, jazz, folk, country, rock, and commercial styles of music. She has served as the State Program Chair for the Minnesota State Board of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and as the Regional Governor for the North Central Region of the National Opera Association (NOA). Dr. Snapp currently serves as the State Governor of Minnesota for the National Opera Association where her emphasis has been in opera education.
Before pursuing her doctorate at the University of Northern Colorado, Dr. Snapp was the Chair of the Voice Department at Brevard Community College in Cocoa, Florida. Presently an Associate Professor of Music at Gustavus where she has taught since 1992, Dr. Snapp is the Voice Area Coordinator and teaches applied voice lessons, voice (class) lessons, vocal techniques/vocal pedagogy for voice majors, and a "Duets, Trios, Quartets, Opera Scenes" vocal chamber music course which includes the rehearsal and performance of a variety of musical genres from opera and musical theater to contemporary and popular styles of music.
Dr. Snapp resides in Mankato with her husband, Dr. Douglas Snapp, Professor of Jazz and Trumpet at Minnesota State University, their daughter, Rebecca, their son, Josh, and a very special yellow lab named Angel.
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 West College Avenue
Saint Peter, MN 56082
Centenary College, Shreveport, Louisiana (Undergraduate) University of North Texas, Denton, Texas (Masters) University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado (Doctorate)
MUS-129 (Voice Class); MUS-157 (Duets, Trios, Quartets, Opera Scenes); MUS-248 (Voice); and MUS-348 (Voice)
|Synonym||Title||Times Taught||Terms Taught|
|MUS-151||Lucia Singers||50||2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2003/SP, 2002/FA, 2002/SP, 2001/FA, 2001/SP, 2000/FA, 2000/SP, 1999/FA, and 1999/SP|
|MUS-228||Voice||45||2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2003/SP, 2002/FA, 2001/FA, 2001/SP, and 1999/FA|
|MUS-348||Voice||28||2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA|
|MUS-248||Voice||28||2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA|
|MUS-129||Voice Class||26||2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2003/SP, and 2002/FA|
|MUS-157||Duets, Trios, Quartets, Opera Scenes||16||2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, and 2011/FA|
|MUS-331||Vocal Techniques for Vocal Majors||12||2014/SP, 2012/SP, 2010/SP, 2008/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP|
|MUS-150||Birgitta Singers||12||2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, and 2007/FA|
|MUS-395||Honors in Performance||2||2007/SP and 2006/SP|
|T/D-110||Performance Practicum||2||2002/JN and 2000/JN|
|MUS-330||Vocal Techniques for Instrumental Majors||1||2012/SP|
Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.