I'm Nicole Warner and I'm a classically trained mezzo-soprano. I'm an active soloist and small ensemble singer and I've sung everything from Bach's b minor Mass to Mozart's Requiem and from house concerts to funerals.
I live in my chosen home of Milwaukee, WI. My "day job" is running GermanWithNicole.com, where I teach German and coach German Diction, and the combination of music and language is really pretty awesome.
Enough about me, let's get to some fun facts.
By the number--fun facts about my singing career
Here You Can Read, Listen and Watch:
This website is the hub of information for my singing and where you'll find all the information. Check out the tiles below, visit the other pages on this site, and be sure to listen in the media room.
Thanks for visiting and enjoy!
Read my blog "Open Intervals"
Read blog posts about my singing adventures, what it means to be a creative professional, and a few fun stories that have happened along the way.
Find out about Upcoming Performances
To find out about upcoming performances I have, visit the calendar page. You can sign up for my monthly emails, too.
Dive into the Media Room
In the Media Room you can watch videos, listen to recordings, and find recordings to purchase on CDBaby.com and other sites. I recommend starting with the Bach.
Recent Posts from my Blog "Open Intervals"
Here are the three most recent blog posts and you can read all of them by clicking "blog" at the top of this page.
A lot of people (yell) talk about culture these days.
That yelling, I mean "talking," is part of our culture.
Our culture is loud. Obnoxiously loud.
Our culture is filled with strife and conflict. People are "always angling for something bigger/better/faster/more."
Our culture is exhausting.
Because conversations happen on a very laser-focused matter, out of context, without thought for the big picture. The big whole-of-everything.
The big whole-of-everything is our societal culture, which…
One of the coolest parts about singing with the Elm Ensemble is finding out all the cool connections people have to other musicians, conductors, and composers.
The Elm Ensemble conducted an interview with Peter Mercer-Taylor, who reseached the adaptions we recorded of these five American Classical Hymns. You can read the interview here (there's a link to his book, too).
Then you can check out all five recordings here:
The Elm Ensemble has published several more videos, this one being Life From Death is Jesus' Doing.
It's from the Southern Harmony, which is a hymn and tune book used for singing and teaching singing. Southern Harmony and Shape Note, which is the specific way that the notes are shaped to indicate which pitch they are on the scale.
Interestingly, it took two degrees, a 5-year stint in Germany, and returning to the U.S. before I'd ever heard of or sung anything from the Southern Harmony book or …
Would you like to keep in touch?
About once a month I send out an email with singing updates, funny anecdotes from rehearsals on the brink, links to the latest blog posts.
The newsletter is called "Nicole's Notes," pun intended.