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Voice Teacher / Professional Opera Singer / Reiki Master
Johanna Nordhorn has sung professionally across the nation and is a favorite in her current city of St. Louis, MO, where she has been a featured soloist many times over with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra in Powell Hall, a two-time Gerdine Young Artist with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, performed opera roles with Union Avenue Opera and Gateway Opera, and has sung specialized Early Music concerts with the famed Kingsbury Ensemble. She also spent a summer in New York as a Young Artist with Opera Saratoga. Since moving to St. Louis in 2012, she has won the Southern Illinois Young Artist Competition, placed in the Metropolitan National Council Awards (Missouri district), received a generous Individual Artist’s Grant from the Regional Arts Commission, and was awarded the title of St. Louis’s “Best New Opera Singer” in the St. Louis Post Dispatch.
Johanna is a gifted teacher, and is very passionate about helping her students be the best they can be while also encouraging their personal development as singers AND humans. Her private students have been accepted and offered scholarships into high-level college music programs including:
Loyola University - Vocal Performance
University of Kentucky - Vocal Performance
Ithaca College - Musical Theatre
Belmont University - Commercial Music
Maryville University - Music Therapy
Florida State University - Vocal Performance
Webster University - Vocal Performance
Emory University - Vocal Performance
Missouri State University - Music Education
...among many others.
Johanna has served on the Voice Faculty of many colleges and is well-versed in audition preparation for collegiate music auditions as well as those for professional opera and musical theatre shows. She is an expert in appropriate repertoire selection, successful audition techniques, and of course her favorite subject, building a sturdy vocal technique. She views each student's voice as a precious gem, meant to be polished and faceted until its unique gleam can be seen by everyone!
"If you want to grow as a singer and a performer, I would definitely recommend lessons from Johanna! She works with you to help you achieve your musical goals. Johanna has worked with me to help me grow in ways I did not think were possible. She helped me to notice things I would not otherwise have, like posture and jaw tension. Johanna's voice lessons continue to help me reach my full potential."
Danielle Goldberg, Soprano