“I always love working with Bree because of how she makes me think about the singing mechanism. When I sing the right way, I immediately know how I did it because of how she makes me focus on how my body felt.”
Bree is a scholar and innovator in community opera advocacy, where her performance expertise informs her leadership in shaping the next generation of musicians. She is founder and former general director of Stafford Opera Troupe in her hometown of Stafford, Virginia; there she created the Summer Opera Program offering free training and performance opportunities to young singers.
*All testimonials are from anonymous evaluations by Bree’s students.
Dr. Bree Nichols is a Dallas-based voice teacher who seeks to elevate vocal excellence for classical singers in an environment of encouragement and inspiration. She is a Fulbright recipient and a Presser awardee, holding a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas and a Master of Music degree from University of Georgia.
Bree has presented vocal masterclasses in the U.S. and abroad in the Czech Republic and Madagascar. She maintained a voice studio as a Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas from 2018–2021, in addition to teaching courses in voice and vocal diction at University of Georgia and Appalachian State University. She now maintains a private voice studio in the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Metroplex in Texas as well as collaborating virtually.
“Bree is a demanding but encouraging teacher and mentor. She has a seemingly magical insight into vocal problems and chooses warm-ups strategically to address those problems. She has dramatically improved my confidence as a singer. She is clear, organized, a good communicator, passionate about her craft, and invested in her students.”
In addition to her qualifications in voice, Bree has studied linguistics, with a special focus on phonetics. She has a passion for lyric diction and helping her singers find greater expressivity and interpretive depth through language. She has coached singers not only in Czech lyric diction, but also Italian, German, French, Spanish, and English.