Patricia Sands, Soprano
Patricia holds a BM in Voice from the Univ.of Iowa; an MME in Choral Music Ed from the UMKC Conservatory-Missouri; and a MA in Theatre Production from CWU Washington USA. She is a Certified Vocologist- (National Center for Voice and Speech, Utah); and completed Contemporary and Commercial Singing Pedagogy with Shenandoah Univ. USA; as well as Voce Vista with Montclair State NJ., She is a member of the Pan-American Vocologists Association (PAVA); and New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA), and is completing the NYSTA five courses in Vocal Pedagogy Certification. Patricia teaches voice in her studio-Patricia Sands Voice Studio Pte Ltd- in Singapore which opened in January 2017. (psvoicestudio.com)
Patricia has performed as a recitalist and soloist in Spain, Italy, Serbia, Taiwan, Qatar, Malaysia, South Africa and USA. Particular areas of interest are Spanish and Latin American art song repertoire which she has studied in Barcelona (Barcelona Festival of Song), as well as theatre of which she has directed over 100 theatre productions. She taught International Baccalaureate Theatre and Vocal Music around the world in international schools while maintaining her voice study and performance schedule.
Voice teachers include Claudia Visca (Vienna) Lorraine Nawa Jones (student of Tito Gobbi) (Taiwan), Martha Longmire, and Robert Eckert (USA). While living in Taiwan (2003-2007) she studied with Lorraine Nawa Jones and Kewei Wang. She performed frequently with Richard Saunders and gave concerts at the Forum Auditorium, Chung Shan Hall, and numerous venues and sites around Taipei. She also directed the Taipei International Community Choir during this time.
Patricia has lived outside of the USA for 26 years. She moved to Singapore in July 2016 and performed with Singapore Lyric Opera (SLO) in the “Turandot” and “Elixir of Love” Choruses. She was a soloist with New Opera Singapore CABARED in January 2017 and performed at the National Gallery in March in a duo recital. She was Alto Soloist for the Dvorak Stabat Mater with the Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra on April 1 this year in Singapore. She will perform in AIDA with SLO, and will debut in the role of Madame de Croisy in “Dialogues of the Carmelites” with NOS in August 2018 at the Victoria Theatre, Singapore.