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Nicole Asel

Nicole Asel
Assistant Professor
Department of Music


DMA University of Colorado at Boulder (ABD)
MM University of North Carolina Greensboro
BM Ithaca College



Applied Voice

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Professor Asel serves as an Assistant Professor of Voice at UTB and TSC. She is completing a DMA in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from The University of Colorado at Boulder and holds an .M from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a B.M. from Ithaca College. She is an active performer and recitalist.

She has studied with Patti Peterson, Margaret Lattimore, Mutsumi Moteki, and Andrew Harley. A champion of new music, she has worked with several premiere composers. In 2004, she worked with composer Mark Adamo singing the role of Jo March in "Little Women." She was selected, by the composer, to represent his opera in the G. Schirmer New Opera Sampler CD. Recently, she has worked closely with some of the most accomplished living composers workshopping the role of Elizabeth Bennet in Kirke Mechem's new opera, "Pride and Prejudice," and the role of Carrie Madenda in Grammy Award winning composer/librettist team Robert Aldridge and Hershel Garfein's opera "Sister Carrie."

An advocate of body wellness in the voice studio, Professor Asel is passionate about bringing her experience with yoga, body mapping and the Alexander technique as well as scholarship in voice pedagogy into her teaching.

Previous teaching experience includes the University of North Carolina Greensboro and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Professor Asel currently teaches applied voice, opera, and diction.

Office Hours - Fall 2014



 Mon. Wed. 1:00-3:00 p.m. Tu. Thu. 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Office: Eidman 114
Phone: (956) 882-5786
Department : (956) 882-8247


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