Pamela Bathurst, M.M.
Associate Professor of Voice, Emerita
Lionel Hampton School of Music
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015
Pamela Bathurst joined the faculty in 2000. Her teaching duties included the voice studio, Vocal Pedagogy and MusH 330: History of Musical Theatre.
- M.Mus., Voice Performance, University of Michigan, 1978
- B.Mus., Music Education, Union University, 1975
Pamela Bathurst is a soprano who has spent most of her singing career singing the high-flying coloratura repertoire. Also singing back-up for Barbara Cook, performing musical theatre, recitals and opera, she has been an active international performer.
An A.G.M.A. and Equity member, Bathurst attended the University of Michigan for graduate work and subsequently lived in NYC for 11 years while studying with Boris Goldovsky, Richard Crittenden, Judith Raskin, Thomas Martin, David DiChiera, James de Blasis, Steven Blier and Joan Dornemann (Assistant Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera).
Bathurst has sung lead roles coast to coast in over 20 different operas, including: Olympia in “Les Contes d’Hoffmann,” Gretel in “Hänsel und Gretel,” Lucy in “The Telephone,” Rosina in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” Miss Havisham in “Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night,” Susanna in “Le Nozze di Figaro,” Eurydice in “Orpheus in the Underworld” and Mable in “The Pirates of Penzance.”
In concert, Bathurst has sung in Italy and soloed with orchestras throughout the United States. Her repertoire includes Bach’s “Magnificat,” Brahms’ “Requiem,” Handel’s “Messiah,” Haydn’s “Creation,” Mahler’s “Symphony No. 4,” Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana,” Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and Schoenberg’s “Pierrot Lunaire.” A current joy in her life is singing as part of the rock band Mad Andersons.
Having taught at the University of Michigan, the Interlochen Center for the Arts and the University of Missouri Kansas City, Bathurst is associate professor of voice at the University of Idaho (voice area coordinator) where she has taught since 1997. Her current classes are studio voice, freshman voice studio, vocal pedagogy, history of musical theatre, and the meditation seminar. She is a district governor for Idaho for the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and is a member of the international VoiceCare Network.