Faculty and Staff
Associate Professor / Vocal Coach
School of Music
School of Music Room 331
Vocal coach and collaborative pianist, Lynn Kompass, joined the faculty of the University
of South Carolina in 2002. Currently an associate professor, she provides musical
preparation for all productions performed by Opera at USC and teaches courses in song
literature and advanced diction for singers.
As a collaborative pianist and chamber musician, Ms. Kompass has appeared in venues across the country including Weill Recital Hall and the Nicholas Roerich Museum (N.Y.C.), the Strings in the Mountain Festival (Colorado), Harold Washington Library (Chicago), North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh) and various other chamber music series in North and South Carolina. She has also given recitals at numerous colleges and conservatories nationwide, including the Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico, Eastman School of Music, University of Tennessee, Western Michigan University, University of Florida and James Madison University. For five summers she was engaged as a pianist for the prestigious Steans Vocal Institute in residence at the Ravinia Music Festival. During this time she played in numerous voice recitals and for masterclasses given by Christoph Eschenbach, Christa Ludwig, Thomas Hampson, Thomas Allen, Barbara Bonney and many others. Upcoming collaborative recitals include tours of both Northeastern Brazil and Northern Thailand in the spring and summer of 2012.
As a coach/repetiteur, Ms. Kompass has worked at the Festival de Musique de St-Barthelemy in the French West Indies, as well as Chicago Opera Theater, Aspen Opera Theater, University of Tennessee and Opera Brasil in São Luis, Brazil. She has also given masterclasses and clinics at SUNY Potsdam, Florida State University, Charleston Southern University, Western Michigan University and Emory University.
Ms. Kompass has also been an active presenter/performer at a wide variety of conferences and conventions such as the International Convention of the College Music Society in Alcalà, Spain, the National Convention of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (Minneapolis), the 2006 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities and the 34th annual conference of the International Double Reed Society. She was heard in numerous concerts as an official pianist for ClarinetFest 2006 (International Clarinet Association Convention).
Ms. Kompass holds graduate degrees from the University of Michigan where she studied with Martin Katz. In addition, she has worked with legendary coach/accompanist Martin Isepp at the Banff Centre for Fine Arts, and with Margo Garrett, Roger Vignoles, and Warren Jones at the Steans Institute.