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Front shot of the NEW music building
Jennifer Mendez, student clarinet player
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Luis Sanchez, Piano and Keyboarding Professor

Dr. Leanne Scaggs


Leanne Sacggs

Praised for her “sparkling coloratura,” American soprano Leanne Scaggs is increasingly gaining attention for her musicality, “brilliant comedic timing,” and charm on-stage.

In 2017, Leanne made her Opera on Tap debut with the North Texas chapter, singing alongside her voice teacher, baritone Jeffrey Snider in “Benedictus” from Mozart’s Requiem. She will return in September to sing Norina’s aria from Don Pasquale. Ms. Scaggs will also be performing in competitions and recitals throughout the North Texas region, including the NATS Artist Awards and a Faculty Recital at Texas A&M University–Commerce.

Ms. Scaggs made her debut with Ozark Family Opera Company (Arkansas) in 2016, and plans to return in 2018 to collaborate for a fundraising gala. Additionally, Leanne has performed on operatic stages and concert venues across North America, France, and Germany with Opera Kansas, Opera in the Ozarks, John Harrison Opera Foundation, Franco-American Vocal Academy, and Lyric Opera Studio Weimar.

An avid Mozart fan, Ms. Scaggs’ favorite performed operatic roles include Despina (Cosi fan Tutte), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), and Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro.) Other favorites include Sophie (Werther), Norina (Don Pasquale), and Emmie (Albert Herring). Ms. Scaggs is currently studying the roles of Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Madame Silberklang (Der Schauspieldirektor) for future engagements.

An Arkansas native, Ms. Scaggs holds a Bachelors of Music in Education and Performing Artist Certificate in Vocal Performance from the University of Arkansas. She earned a Masters of Music in Opera Performance from Wichita State University, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance from the University of North Texas.

Ms. Scaggs is delighted to join the ranks of the dedicated voice faculty at Texas A&M University–Commerce for her third year as an adjunct instructor of voice, and looks forward to teaching, learning, and growing with her students.