Johanna Nordhorn Voice Studio
Welcome to the Johanna Nordhorn Voice Studio! I teach high-level vocal technique in a supportive environment based upon years of vocal study including a Master's Degree in Voice from the prestigious Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, over 10 years of experience teaching privately and at the collegiate level, and my own experience as a successful professional opera singer across the nation. My number one goal is for all of my students sing with a healthy technique that will carry them through a LIFETIME of singing. My number two goal is that they enjoy it! We work together on accomplishing vocal AND life goals. Please read more below if you'd like to know more.
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Voice Teacher / Professional Singer / Composer
Johanna Nordhorn, Mezzo Soprano, has delighted audiences across the nation and is a favorite in her current city of St. Louis, MO, where she has been a featured soloist with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Union Avenue Opera, Gateway Opera, and the Kingsbury Ensemble. 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 also a gifted teacher, and is very passionate about helping her students be the best they can be. 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 Webster University, Jefferson College, the University of Central Florida, and Valencia College, and is well-versed in audition preparation for college music auditions. 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!
Private Voice Lessons
One-on-one Voice Lessons:
In Person or Skype/Facetime
What can I expect?
- World-class training
- Vocal warmups tailored to you
- Preparation for any number of performing situations
- Vocal Career Guidance
- Heightened Confidence in your Singing Abilities
- A Kind and Firm Guide who has tons of personal performing experience!
Studio Classes and Recitals
Every year we hold at least one Studio Recital which gives us a chance to share our hard work with friends and family. Another fabulous performing opportunity comes in the form of Studio Classes, where anyone in the Studio is invited to sing for their studio peers and is given gentle feedback by the instructor as well as encouragement from the room. It's a great way to build strength and confidence as a performer!
Positive Performance Coaching
Get Out of Your Own Way and Enjoy Performing!
Based on countless hours spent performing around the country and the game-changing work of Jeff Nelsen's Fearless Performance, Johanna takes a mindful approach to the mental, emotional, and physical obstacles a performer can face while onstage and turns their fears into fuel. She has had great success in helping her students focus on what they want, sing through the fear, and have more positive performing experiences than ever!! She wants you to know it IS POSSIBLE to ENJOY performing.
"At first, I thought taking private voice lessons was just another step in my musical journey. Little did I know, it would be more like a huge leap forward, all thanks to an experienced, dedicated, and caring teacher!"
Abby Benson, Soprano
"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