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Quinn Patrick Ankrum

Kentucky, Hebron

BM MAT Trinity University
MM Univ. of Colorado (Boulder)
DMA Univ. of Rochester, Eastman School of Music

Quinn Patrick Ankrum

Mezzo soprano Quinn Patrick Ankrum is an active performer, teacher, and scholar. She takes
an avid interest in Musicians’ Health and Wellness; not only is she a Licensed Body Mapping
Educator, but she 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, is a trained facilitator for CCM’s Mind-
Body Medicine course, and is an active participant in the 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

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 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.

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).

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