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Patricia Stiles

Professor of Music (Voice)

Contact Information:
Music Addition, MA108



  • M.M., University of Maryland
  • B.A., Georgetown College, Kentucky

Mezzo-soprano Patricia Stiles has taught voice at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music since 1998.

Her students have been and are singing successfully throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America and have been winners of numerous competitions, including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Some of her other students are teaching at Kansas State University, Central Michigan University, Portland State University, and Fachhochschule Osnabrück–Institute for Music, among other institutions.

Stiles has had a successful 20-year international singing career, performing over 70
operatic roles, including Carmen, Dalila, Eboli, Octavian, Orpheus, Ortrud, Erda, Rosina, Dorabella, and Cherubino with international opera houses including the National Theater (Munich), Semperoper (Dresden), Leipzig Opera, Duesseldorf Opera, and Washington Opera (Kennedy Center). She has given many recitals and appeared as a soloist with several European orchestras.

Being bilingual, Stiles teaches fluently in both English and German and has presented master classes in Germany, Austria, Italy, Mexico, Russia, and the United States. She has also given master classes at the San Francisco Opera and the Maribor, National Opera of Slovenia. She taught voice during most of her 20 years living in Germany. She has recordings with IUMusic and Cavalli Records, among other labels.

Stiles has coordinated and stage directed a summer opera workshop at Indiana University for the last 11 years.