Nicole Greenidge Joseph, soprano, received her Masters and Specialist Degree in Voice from the University of Michigan, and Bachelors in Voice from Pacific Lutheran University. Ms. Joseph will make her debut with Kentucky Opera this season as Beatrice in Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers. Other opera credits include Gretel (Hansel & Gretel) with Opera Modo, Papagena (Magic Flute) with Motor City Lyric Opera, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi (Sugar Creek Opera), and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro and Musetta in La Bohème (University of Michigan Opera Theatre). As a concert soloist in the Detroit-area Nicole has performed with Motor City Lyric Opera, Flint Symphony, Oakland University, Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings, and Southern Great Lakes Symphony. Nicole has also performed with various regional festivals and orchestras in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and New York. As a member of the Austin-based choral group Conspirare, Nicole was a featured soloist on their 2015 Grammy award-winning recording Sacred Spirit of Russia, and was also heard singing to critical acclaim the role of Mary/Carrie Kipling in John Muehleisen’s Pietà. Nicole has also been the winner of numerous awards and competitions, including the Met Opera Auditions (MI), James Toland competition and Career Bridges Foundation award.
In addition to performing, Nicole maintains a full voice studio in Grosse Pointe and Bloomfield Hills. She is a staff singer and soloist, as well at the Associate Director for Children’s Choirs at Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church in Bloomfield Hills. She is proud of all the students she has had the pleasure to work with over the years, many of whom have gone on to major in music at well-respected schools around the country. Nicole’s students have often received top rankings at the MSVMA District, State and Musical Theatre Solo & Ensemble festivals, and one student was chosen as a MYAF Finalist. Nicole’s goal is to help all of her students achieve their best sound with a healthy technique, and encourage them in their artistry through musical preparation, diction and language fundamentals, and dramatic coaching.