Nicholas Meyer, co-owner
Voice & Piano
"Working with Nick was incredible. He always held me to a high standard and challenged me to be better. He helped me push my voice quality and range to a level I didn't even think was possible by building a solid foundation. Comprehensive focus on all aspects of music - psychological, rhythmic, intonation, vocal technique - everything. Really adaptive to my musical tastes and choices and extraordinarily positive and supportive teacher!"
Nicholas Meyer, baritone, is a diverse singer who maintains an active singing and teaching career in Portland, OR. Nicholas is the former Artistic Director of Opera Theater Oregon where he produced and performed in critically acclaimed opera productions. In September of 2017, he made his debut performance with the company, creating the role of John Muir in its world premiere production of the environmental opera Two Yosemites. Nicholas was praised by Oregon ArtsWatch for his "whiskey-smooth baritone" and that he "interpreted [Muir] to perfection." NW Reverb wrote he "superbly captured Muir’s dignity and vision for the great outdoors...Meyer’s beautiful mellow baritone was at its best in the upper range." Nicholas made his directorial debut with OTO in 2018 in their production of The Little Prince.
Nicholas has also sung at the Aquilon Music Festival, Astoria Music Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, Manhattan School of Music, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Friends of Chamber Music, and The Franz-Schubert-Institut in Austria. Other previous credits include Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), Tarquinius (The Rape of Lucretia), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), The Stranger (Martin's Lie), Indiana Elliot's Brother (The Mother of Us All) and covering the principal role of Beaumarchais in Corigliano’s Ghosts of Versailles.
An avid recitalist, Nicholas has performed numerous recitals and his ever-growing repertoire encompasses over 300 art songs. He has produced and performed three unique art song recitals through successful Kickstarter campaigns, often collaborating with composer Justin Ralls and pianist Robert Ainsley (formerly of Portland Opera).
Nicholas has participated in nearly two dozen master classes, working with world-renowned artists such as Elly Ameling, Dame Ann Murray, Warren Jones and Thomas Hampson. Nicholas has a great interest in contemporary music and frequently collaborates with long-time friend and composer Justin Ralls. He also premiered a song cycle by Italian composer Paolo Marchettini for baritone, cello solo and orchestra in 2012 and again in 2016 in New York City.
Nicholas holds a Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from Lawrence University. He currently studies with renowned voice teacher David Jones in New York City. As a voice/piano teacher, Nicholas has taught thousands of lessons, working with professional singers, hip-hop artists, public speakers, treble voices and teenagers, karaoke enthusiasts and everyone in between.
Learn more about Nicholas at nicholasmeyerbaritone.com