Patricia Snapp

Faculty

Associate Professor and Voice Area Coordinator in Music and Music - Vocal

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, a passionate advocate for opera and opera education, has also served as the State Governor of Minnesota for the National Opera Association.

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, Chair of the Music Department and Professor of Jazz and Trumpet at Minnesota State University. They have two children, Rebecca and Josh, and a special yellow lab named Angel.

Contact

Music Department
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 West College Avenue
Saint Peter, MN 56082

Office: Fine Arts - Music, 101
Phone: 507-933-7359
E-mail: snapp@gustavus.edu

Education

Centenary College, Shreveport, Louisiana (Undergraduate) University of North Texas, Denton, Texas (Masters) University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado (Doctorate)


Courses Taught

MUS-129 (Voice Class); MUS-140 (Keyboard Accompany I); MUS-141 (Keyboard Accompany II); MUS-157 (Duets, Trios, Quartets, Opera Scenes); MUS-248 (Voice); MUS-348 (Voice); and MUS-390 (Senior Music Major Capstone Experience)

Past
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-248 Voice 40 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 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-348 Voice 40 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 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 32 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 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 28 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, and 2011/FA
MUS-331 Vocal Techniques for Vocal Majors 14 2018/SP, 2016/SP, 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-140 Keyboard Accompanying 4 2018/SP, 2017/FA, and 2017/SP
MUS-141 Keyboard Accompany II 2 2017/FA
MUS-395 Honors in Performance 2 2007/SP and 2006/SP
T/D-110 Performance Practicum 2 2002/JN and 2000/JN
MUS-390 Senior Music Major Capstone Experience 1 2017/FA
MUS-330 Vocal Techniques for Instrumental Majors 1 2012/SP
MUS-110 Opera Live! 1 2006/JN
MUS-119 Discover Opera 1 2005/JN
Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.