Nicole Asel, mezzo-soprano
Mezzo-soprano, Nicole Asel, serves as an Assistant Professor of Voice at Colorado State University where she teaches Applied Voice, Vocal Pedagogy and Freshman Voice Studio. An advocate of body wellness in the voice studio, Dr. Asel’s teaching is based on vocal pedagogy research and scholarship, Alexander technique and yogic philosophy.
A finalist in the 2010 Rocky Mountain Regional Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions, she is a devoted operatic performer and recitalist. Dr. Asel has a passion for new American opera and art song and has been active in creating and promoting new works. She has collaborated with some of today’s most accomplished living composers including Mark Adamo, Kirke Meachem, Robert Livingston Aldridge, Hershel Garfein, Daniel Kellogg and Robert Spillman. Her world premiere recording of Robert Livingston Aldridge’s LoveSongs with Robert Spillman at the piano was released under the Centaur label and can be found on all streaming platforms and widely for purchase.
She holds a D.M.A. in Voice Performance and Pedagogy from The University of Colorado at Boulder, an M.M. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a B.M. from Ithaca College. Previously, she was on faculty at Sam Houston State University and The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley where she taught voice, diction and opera. More information can be found on her website: www.nicoleasel.com