Laurel Thomas

Faculty Profiles

Laurel Thomas

Emerita Associate Professor


DMA, The University of Texas
MM, University of Illinois
BA, Occidental College

Research Interests 

  • Women in music
  • Contemporary opera
  • Historically-based theme recitals

Courses Recently Taught 

  • MUS 100: Recital-Forum
  • MUS 114: Voice
  • MUS 150: Voices in time- critical thinking seminar
  • MUS 204: Opera workshop
  • MUS 214: Voice
  • MUS 314: Voice
  • MUS 414: Voice
  • MUS 497: Independent study
  • MUS 999: Senior comprehensive
  • SPLL 101: First-year common course

Creative and Scholarly Work 

  • World premiere of William Averitt's From These Honored Dead, a chamber work commemorating the anniversary of the Civil War's end.  The piece is written for soprano, piano, string trio, and women's chamber choir.
  • Brahms Requiem soloist with South Bend Chamber Singers.
  • Soprano soloist for world premiere of Stabat Mater Speciosa, Jorge Muniz composer.
  • Guest artist performing songs of Ricky Ian Gordon, Texas Lutheran University.
  • Solo recital of Rachmaninoff songs for the Russian Department at the University of Notre Dame.

Professional Memberships 

  • NASM National Association of Teachers of Singing
  • IAWM (International Association of Women in Music)