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Expression in Violin and Singing - Part 1: Body Awareness

Expression Violin Singing Part 1Nicole Notes: Several years ago I paired up with violinist and orchestra teacher Katie Gustafson to write several articles for String Notes, published by the Minnesota String and Orchestra Teachers Association (MNSOTA), which is the local chapter of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA). We had a great time exploring the commonalities between playing the violin and singing. Please enjoy this three-part series.


by Katie Gustafson and Nicole Warner

A few years ago I was singing with...

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Check Out my 2019-2020 Singing Season

2019 2020 season Nicole WarnerHello, dear readers!

This coming musical season I'll be back at two of my favorite singing destinations, the Elm Ensemble in Dexter, Michigan and the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra.

I have three gigs planned and you can read about them here according to date.

October 2019:

In October I'll be joining the Elm Ensemble for another Evensong, which is always such a lovely experience. We'll be singing a bit of German as well as other English-language pieces.

The Elm Ensemble is comprised of...

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South Dakota Symphony, April 4 & 5, 2020

Stabat Mater by Arvo Pärt

Requiem by Wolfang Amadeus Mozart


Pärt Stabat Mater Mozart Requiem

Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.


South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

Delta David Gier, Music Director

Hannah Lu, soprano

Nicole Warner, mezzo-soprano

Timothy Bentch, tenor

Stephen Bryant, baritone

Washington Pavilion

Sioux Falls, South Dakota


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Elm Ensemble Evensong, October 13, 2019

Elm April2019The Elm Ensemble


Conducted by Sally Messner

Program includes:

"Anthem: O Praise The Lord of Heaven" by William Billings

"Nun danket alle Gott" by Johann Pachelbel

"Shields" from Wyeth's Repository, Part 2nd

and more


Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

Reception to follow

St. James Episcopal Church

3279 Broad Street

Dexter, Michigan


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Elm Ensemble - Evensong April 2019

I love singing with the Elm Ensemble.

One of the best parts of singing with the Elm Ensemble is raising money for good causes, which is a part of the Evensongs I've participated in. As part of the April 2019 Evensong a freewill collection was taken for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) chapter in Washtenaw County, where the Elm Ensemble is based.

The collection was quite awesome that day.

The NAMI Washtenaw County has received $417 from the freewill offering that day! That's...

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Evensong: Sacred Harp 2018

Last Fall I joined up with the Elm Ensemble in Dexter, Michigan for a fantastic weekend of music-making. (There may have been excellent food & drink involved, but that's just between you and me. Bacon-fried Brussels sprouts, that's all I'm saying.)

The Elm Ensemble has published the recordings we made as a playlist on YouTube, which is fabulous and fantastic!

I'd like to draw your attention to this recording of Mary to Her Savior's Tomb, Sacred Harp 451, which was at the time the first...

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Happy Holidays to One and All!

Yes, this website has been very quiet, as I've been very (very) busy building my business GermanWithNicole.com.

Music is still a part of my life, however I've made the very responsible decision to stop trying to do everything all at once and decided that this website just has to wait. its. turn.

That doesn't mean I don't think of you all, however, because I do. :) I see the statistics and know that some of you still stop by occasionally to listen to the music and to check out what is(n't)...

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