Patti Thompson-Buechner

Instructor, Voice, Setnor School of Music

Applied music and performance

304B Crouse College


B.M., Curtis Institute of Music and Diploma, Accademia de Santa Cecilia, Rome, Italy

Patti Thompson is an instructor of music at the Syracuse University Setnor School of Music. She was a recipient of a full scholarship to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she studied with Eufemia Giannini Gregory. Additionally, she received two consecutive Fulbright scholarship grants for study at the Teatro del Opera in Rome, Italy. While in Italy, Ms. Thompson also attended the Accademia di Santa Cecilia as well as the Universita per Stranieri in Perugia. She was first-prize winner in the Philadelphia Orchestra Young Artist’s Auditions and Virginia State National Federation of Music Clubs Student Auditions, a prize recipient in the Voice of Singing Competition in New York City, and a recipient of the Sigma Alpha Iota Professional Achievement Award and Granby High School (Norfolk, Virginia) Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement  Award. Ms. Thompson also received two Rockefeller grants for both Europe and the United States. Professional affiliations as soloist both in opera and symphonic repertoire have included Germany’s Theater am Domhof, Chautauqua Opera Association, Mobile Grand Opera Association, Art Park Festival, Central City Opera Association, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Syracuse Opera Company, Italy’s Compresso Concentus Fidesque Antique, St. Louis Symphony, Washington National Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Denver Symphony, and the Long Island Symphony. A partial list of voice teachers, conductors and coaches with whom Ms. Thompson has studied and worked includes Elnora Reynolds, Dr. Leonora Pichelmeyer, Jo Estill, Maria Gurevitch, Eugene Ormandy, Karl Kritz, Herman Scherchen, Luigi Ricci, Christopher Keene, Riccardo Picozzi, John DeMain, Giorgio Favaretto, Semyon Bychkov, David Stivender, Martin Rich, Peyton Hibbett, Duane Skrabalak, John Mario di Costanzo, and Carlisle Floyd. Ms. Thompson is a member of the music society Pi Kappa Lambda.


Operatic Repertoire, Voice