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Adjunct Instructor

University of Central Oklahoma


Pamela Richman, soprano, is originally from Chicago. She received her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and her Bachelor of Music from Chicago Musical College, a division of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. She has lived in Edmond, Oklahoma, since 1988. She sings opera, oratorio and chamber music and is a specialist in the performance of contemporary music. She has premiered numerous compositions, many written especially for her. She also participates in musical theater productions throughout the Oklahoma City metro area.

Richman has been a member of the music faculty at the University of Central Oklahoma since 2000 where, over the years, she has taught Applied Voice, Class Voice, Aural Skills, Basic Music Skills, and Music Appreciation. In addition to her duties at UCO, she has directed the youth choir for the Inter-Congregational Sunday School of Emanuel Synagogue and Temple B'nai Israel and was a cantorial soloist for both congregations. An avid supporter of the arts, she has been very active in the Oklahoma City arts community, particularly the Oklahoma Arts Festival. She is a founding board member of Painted Sky Opera.

Classes Taught

  • Class and Applied Voice
  • Aural Skills I and II
  • Introduction to Basic Music Skills*
  • Music Appreciation*
  • Success Central
  • Success in Music

* classroom and online sections

Education and Certifications

University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

  • 1984 Coursework completed toward Ph.D. in Musicology
  • 1981 Master of Music in Vocal Performance

Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University

  • 1979 Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance

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