Nicole Birkland

Nicole B.

Napa, CA

About Nicole B.

Nicole teaches: Ages 10 to 80
Special needs
Teaching since: December 2002
Last sign in: Today

Overview

Mezzo Soprano, Nicole Birkland is a professional opera singer based in Napa, California. She has worked with The Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera and has been a young artist with Merola Opera, Chautauqua Opera and Des Moines Metro Opera.

Ms. Birkland is a pupil of voice teacher Jean McDonald who she has been studying with for 18 years. She passes on what her teacher has taught her, while adding her own touch and personal experiences as a professional singer.

She loves to work with beginners who are learning to sing for the first time as well as experienced singers of all genres. She also has experience teaching choir and music from K-12. Ms. Birkland's experience and understanding of differentiating styles allows her to teach in any genre.

Photos and Videos

Performing Azucena in Il Trovatore by Verdi with Opera San Jose, February 2014.

Experience

Professional Opera Singer
Jun 2006 - Present
Various

Principal Soloist with The Metropolitan Opera in New York City, San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera, Opera San Jose, Fargo-Moorhead Opera and young artist with Merola Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Sarasota Opera and Des Moines Metro Opera.

Voice Teacher
Jan 2002 - Present
Self Employed

Experience with teaching a variety of ages and skill levels.

Education

Performance Degree
Aug 2006 - May 2008
Indiana University
Master of Music in Vocal Performance
Aug 2003 - May 2006
University of Northern Iowa
Bachelor of Music in Education
Aug 1997 - Dec 2001
University of Northern Iowa

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency

Awards

3rd Place Winner
May 2014
Irene Dalis Compeition
Finalist
Apr 2014
Richard Tucker Award

Affiliations

American Guild of Musical Artists
May 2009

An American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters.

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