Dr. Carol L. Chapman



Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897


Dr. Carol Chapman, soprano, is Professor of Music at Missouri State University where she teaches applied voice and serves as Voice Area Coordinator. In addition, Chapman offers leadership in the field of singing by serving on the NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Central Region Board as Past Governor, and as presenter and clinician for NATS conferences, and other music and community organizations. Chapman’s many performances include song recitals, oratorio, and opera. Solo recital performances have emphasized French mélodie, German lied, and American art song. Performances have been at the Salle Cortôt, Paris, Paris Conservatoire, and many American universities including Tulane, SUNY Oswego, Rhodes College, William Jewell, Webster University, as well as non-university venues such as Alliance Francaise, St. Louis. Oratorio and solo performances with orchestra include Mozart’s Requiem performed at the Kansas City Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Vaughn Williams’ Dona nobis pacem with Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Messiah with the Fox Valley Orchestra, Haydn’s Missa in tempore belli, and Verdi’s Requiem with Missouri State Grand Chorus and Orchestra, Mozart’s Mass in C with the Liberty Symphony, and many other works with orchestra and choral organizations such as the American Kantorei, Bach Society of St. Louis, Masterworks Chorale, Sheldon Chorale, Webster Symphony, Orchestra of the Ozarks, Drury Civic Orchestra, and MidAmerica Singers, in such works as Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, Mozart’s Grand Mass, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Creation, Handel’s Messiah, Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem, Faure’s Requiem, Poulenc’s Gloria, and numerous works by Bach including Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen. Chapman has sung with Opera Theater of St. Louis and several roles with Springfield Regional Opera including Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte, Musetta in Puccini’s La Bohème, Frasquita in Carmen, Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Laetitia in Old Maid and the Thief.

Chapman holds degrees from William Jewell College, Webster University, and UMKC Conservatory. She is grateful to the teachers and coaches who have greatly impacted her singing and teaching including Dean Wilder, Edward Zambara, Carole Gaspar, Inci Bashar, Maria Lagios, and Noël Lee Dalton Baldwin.



  • DMA, Conservatory of Music and Dance, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • MM, Voice Performance, Webster University
  • Music, Voice Performance, William Jewell College


  • MUS 153 Voice
  • MUS 253 Voice
  • MUS 294 Singing Diction I
  • MUS 295 Singing Diction II
  • MUS 353 Voice
  • MUS 453 Voice
  • MUS 498
  • MUS 653 Voice
  • MSU 753 Vocal Pedagogy and Applied Voice

Research and professional interests

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.

Awards and honors

Scholarship Award for DMA, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2008