Prof. Patti Myers
Director of ASU Opera Ensemble,
University Chorale, and Women's
Patti Myers, lecturer in music, teaches voice, opera, choral ensemble, music literature courses, and humanities/ honors humanities at Augusta State University. She has directed the ASU Opera Ensemble (opera workshop program) since the fall of 2006, and the University Chorale and Women's Ensemble since the fall of 2009. She is also a private voice instructor who enjoys working with young, developing voices. She is a graduate of Augusta College and of the University of North Texas in Denton, where she earned the Master of Music degree in vocal performance and music history. Ms. Myers continued doctoral studies in voice performance and musicology both at the University of North Texas and at the University of South Carolina, and has focused on the music of the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classic eras. She also studied German at the University of Graz (Austria).
Prof. Myers was music director and conductor of past productions of the Augusta State University Opera Workshop, including Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld, Mozart's The Magic Flute, and Puccini’s Suor Angelica, and full works of musical theater, such as Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate and Meredith Willson’s The Music Man. As director of the ASU Opera Ensemble, Ms. Myers has directed operatic and Broadway scene recitals as well as fully-staged productions of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, Berstein's Trouble in Tahiti, Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! and Cinderella and several Broadway revues.
Prof. Myers is a founding member of The Cecilia Ensemble, a regional vocal chamber group specializing in early and contemporary music. The Cecilia Ensemble performed several concerts in conjunction with the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina in 2012, and at other venues in Augusta and the state of Georgia, including a performance at Spivey Hall for the Georgia chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) in the summer of 2012.
Prof. Myers is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), and the National Association for Music Education and Georgia Music Educators Association. She was also a member of Mu Phi Epsilon music service fraternity, and was selected to membership in the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and the national music honor society Pi Kappa Lambda.