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Carol Chapman, soprano, has garnered praise as a versatile singer of oratorio, recital and opera through engagements with the Bach Society of St. Louis, Masterworks Chorale, American Kontorei, the Liberty Symphony, Springfield Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of the Ozarks and Springfield Regional Opera. She has performed a wide variety of literature from Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Mass in Time of War, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Mozart’s C Minor Mass to Mahler’s Symphony No. 8. Critics have described Chapman’s performance in Handel’s Judas Maccabeus with the Bach Society as, “exquisite…a stellar performance.” She has been featured in recital at the Salle Cortot, Paris and the Paris Conservatory as well as numerous university recital’s including Evangel University, William Jewell College and Missouri Southern State University: operatic roles include Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, Pamina in The Magic Flute, the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Elvira in the Italian Girl in Algiers, Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte and several performances of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly with Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Most recently, Chapman appeared with the Mid-America Singers as guest soloist for their performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, and a repeat performance of the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors performed at Juanita K. Hammons Hall.
Dr. Chapman has studied under the tutelage of Edward Zambara, Carole Gaspar and Inci Bashar. She currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music in Voice at Missouri State University.
Scholarship Award for DMA, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2008