Stephanie ThorpePage address: http://www.mnsu.edu/music/faculty/stephaniethorpe.html
Assistant Professor of Music - Voice
Dr. Stephanie R. Thorpe, soprano, is a member of the voice faculty in the Department of Music at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she teaches classical, musical theatre, and contemporary vocal genres. In addition to private voice, Thorpe also teaches Vocal Pedagogy, Diction, Class Voice, and Aural Skills. Prior to her faculty appointment, she performed full-time for seven years in Las Vegas, Nevada. Thorpe is currently a member of Thursday Musical, a performing arts organization in the Twin Cities. She continues to be active in opera, musical theatre, contemporary music, and recital.
As a winner of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Concerto Competition, Thorpe performed John Musto's Pulitzer Prize-nominated Dove Sta Amore... with the UNLV Symphony Orchestra. She was a Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and a winner of the Nevada District National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Awards (NATSAA). Thorpe also participated in the prestigious National Association of Teachers of Singing Intern Program, where she worked directly with master teacher and renowned tenor, George Shirley.
Thorpe is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the College Music Society. She has served as an adjudicator for the North Central Regional Chapter, the Minnesota Chapter, the Cal-Western Regional Chapter, and the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Student Award competitions. Thorpe has also served as a judge for the Classical Singer Vocal Competition in Las Vegas, Nevada. Most recently, she adjudicated several Solo and Ensemble Festivals for the Minnesota State High School League.
Previously, Thorpe has served as adjunct voice faculty at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the College of Southern Nevada, Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, and Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. She was also a member of the voice faculty at The Nevada School of the Arts in Las Vegas and served as the administrative liaison for the Big Bear Lake Song Festival. Thorpe received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she worked with Dr. Tod Fitzpatrick. She also holds degrees from the University of Iowa and Briar Cliff University. Recently, Thorpe received a Vocology Certificate through the National Center for Voice and Speech under the tutelage of Dr. Ingo Titze and Dr. Katherine Verdolini Abbott.