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This profile was last updated on 6/1/12  and contains information from public web pages.

Miss Suzanne Hillis Ackin

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Background

Employment History

  • Teacher
    Ibsen Dance Theatre
  • Performer
    Lyric Opera of Kansas City
  • Roles
    Lyric Opera of Kansas City
  • Artist and Educator
    Lyric Opera of Kansas City
  • Church Choir Director
    Village Presbyterian Church and Antioch Community Church
  • Adjunct Professor of Voice
    William Jewell College
  • Private Voice Lessons Teacher
    Antioch Music Center

Board Memberships and Affiliations

6 Total References
Web References
Ibsen Dance Theatre
www.ibsendance.net, 1 June 2012 [cached]
Suzanne Hillis Ackin, soprano, has performed opera, operetta, musical theater, concert works and been presented "in recital" all over the country. Miss Ackin has been singing with the Lyric Arts Trio (Voice, Clarinet and Piano) since 1996. In addition to performing with this chamber music group, Suzanne (Suzie) just completed four consecutive years as an Artist/Educator with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City's Education Department - with Lyric Opera Express and, last year, Opera-Up-Close-and Personal presentations. She has been featured in many roles over the past several years at The Lyric Opera of Kansas City, including Solo Star in COYOTE TALES (The World Premiere) and Frasquita in CARMEN. Miss Ackin has also performed with the Fort Worth Opera, Dorian Opera Theatre, Springfield Regional Opera, Opera/Omaha and Cincinnati Opera. She has performed all over the country in oratorios and concert works, as well. She is a favorite soloist with several local and regional music-making organizations and has sung twice for the renowned MESSIAH Festival in Lindsborg, Kansas.
Before her professioinal singing career, Miss Ackin taught elementary and middle school vocal music in the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools. She has also been a church choir director at Village Presbyterian Church and Antioch Community Church and a paid soloist/section leader at others over the years.
Miss Ackin has been an adjunct professor of Voice at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, and has taught private voice lessons from home studios, at Antioch Music Center and previously at Ibsen Dance Theatre (1995 - 96). Suzie and her daughter, Emily, has been actively involved with Gladstone Theatre in the Park since 1997. There, Suzie has performed Jenny Lind (BARNUM), Marian Paroo (THE MUSIC MAN), Mrs. Darling (PETER PAN) and Mrs. McGlone (THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN).
JCCC::Soprano Returns to Ruel Joyce Series
www.jccc.net, 21 Aug 2006 [cached]
Suzanne AckinOVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Suzanne Hillis Ackin is no stranger to the Ruel Joyce Recital Series.The soprano has appeared before as a member of the Lyric Arts Trio.
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Ackin is a frequent performer with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City and recently completed four years as artist/educator with Lyric Opera's Education Department.She has performed with the Dorian Opera Theatre, Fort Worth Opera, Cincinnati Opera and Opera Omaha.She is also a featured soloist with regional orchestras and chamber ensembles, including two performances in the Messiah Festival, Lindsborg.Ackin has been an adjunct professor of voice at William Jewell College, Liberty, Mo., and currently teaches private lessons at Ibsen Dance Theatre.
The ensemble is composed of Suzanne ...
www.jccc.net, 25 Feb 2008 [cached]
The ensemble is composed of Suzanne Hillis Ackin, soprano, Elena Lence Talley, clarinet, and Daniel Velicer, piano.
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Lyric Arts Trio: left to right: Elena Lence Talley, Daniel Velicer, Suzanne Hillis Ackin
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Ackin is a frequent performer with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City.She has performed with the Dorian Opera Theatre, Fort Worth Opera, Cincinnati Opera and Opera Theatre of St. Louis.She is also a featured soloist with regional orchestras and chamber ensembles, including the Philharmonia of Greater Kansas City.
Suzanne Hillis Ackin, soprano, ...
ibsendance.net, 18 Nov 2007 [cached]
Suzanne Hillis Ackin, soprano, has performed opera, operetta, musical theater, concert works and been presented "in recital" all over the country.Miss Ackin has been singing with the Lyric Arts Trio (Voice, Clarinet and Piano) since 1996.In addition to performing with this chamber music group, Suzanne (Suzie) just completed four consecutive years as an Artist/Educator with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City's Education Department - with Lyric Opera Express and, last year, Opera-Up-Close-and Personal presentations.She has been featured in many roles over the past several years at The Lyric Opera of Kansas City, including Solo Star in COYOTE TALES (The World Premiere) and Frasquita in CARMEN.Miss Ackin has also performed with the Fort Worth Opera, Dorian Opera Theatre, Springfield Regional Opera, Opera/Omaha and Cincinnati Opera.She has performed all over the country in oratorios and concert works, as well.She is a favorite soloist with several local and regional music-making organizations and has sung twice for the renowned MESSIAH Festival in Lindsborg, Kansas.
Before her professioinal singing career, Miss Ackin taught elementary and middle school vocal music in the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools.She has also been a church choir director at Village Presbyterian Church and Antioch Community Church and a paid soloist/section leader at others over the years.
Miss Ackin has been an adjunct professor of Voice at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, and has taught private voice lessons from home studios, at Antioch Music Center and previously at Ibsen Dance Theatre (1995 - 96).Suzie and her daughter, Emily, has been actively involved with Gladstone Theatre in the Park since 1997.There, Suzie has performed Jenny Lind (BARNUM), Marian Paroo (THE MUSIC MAN), Mrs. Darling (PETER PAN) and Mrs. McGlone (THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN).
JCCC::Soprano Returns to Ruel Joyce Series
www.jccc.net, 21 Aug 2006 [cached]
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Suzanne Hillis Ackin is no stranger to the Ruel Joyce Recital Series. The soprano has appeared before as a member of the Lyric Arts Trio.
...
Ackin is a frequent performer with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City and recently completed four years as artist/educator with Lyric Opera's Education Department. She has performed with the Dorian Opera Theatre, Fort Worth Opera, Cincinnati Opera and Opera Omaha. She is also a featured soloist with regional orchestras and chamber ensembles, including two performances in the Messiah Festival, Lindsborg. Ackin has been an adjunct professor of voice at William Jewell College, Liberty, Mo., and currently teaches private lessons at Ibsen Dance Theatre.
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