Teaching Artist, Early Childhood
Nicole received her Masters of Music in Vocal Performance and Opera studies from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and her Bachelors of Arts from Rice University in Houston. Nicole has sung with companies such as Santa Fe Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Pittsburgh Opera and Central City Opera where her favorite roles have included Cenerentola/La Cenerentola, Rosina /Il barbiere di Siviglia, Cherubino/Le nozze di Figaro, and Amadigi/Amadigi di Gaula. Nicole has been a finalist and an award winner at several vocal competitions throughout the United States. After spending years travelling the country singing opera, Nicole returned to her home in the Chicago area and began to explore additional ways to bring joy, healing and growth to others using music. This pursuit has led to teaching early childhood music at Gather in Evanston, teaching private voice lessons, and stage and vocal directing musical theater for children.