Mezzo soprano Quinn Patrick Ankrum is an emerging artist, in demand for concert, opera and recital engagements. In addition to singing with opera companies throughout the United States, she has performed as the featured soloist with orchestras from coast to coast, including appearances at Avery Fisher Hall and Carnegie Hall. She also takes great interest in promoting the art of the song recital. Recent performance highlights include the title role in Rossini's La Cenerentola with Jacksonville Lyric Opera, soloist in Brahms's Alto Rhapsody with conductor Joseph Flummerfelt, alto soloist in Handel's Messiah and Mendelssohn's Elijah with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Robert Page and Maddalena in Verdi's Rigoletto with Nickel City Opera (Buffalo, N.Y.).
Dr. Ankrum was the second place winner in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artisits Awards Competition in 2006. She was a regional finalist several times in the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions, a finalist in the Denver Lyric Opera Guild Competition and a national finalist in the Society of Arts and Letters Competition. She was also a winner in the 2007 Friends of Eastman Opera competition.
Dr. Ankrum received her DMA from the Eastman School of Music, as well as a MM from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BM and MAT from Trinity University in San Antonio. She also received training as a young artist as a member of the Glimmerglass Opera Young American Artists Program and the Baltimore Opera Studio. She has served on the voice faculties of the State University of New York, College at Fredonia and Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y. Dr. Ankrum is pleased to join the faculty as assistant professor of voice at Texas Tech University.