Choirs and Vocal Ensembles Adjudicator
A professional soprano soloist, Nicola-Jane teaches choral scholars at Clare and Queens’ Colleges, Cambridge University and in 2015 was made Head of Singing at Eton College with responsibility for individual lessons and choir coaching.
As an opera soloist she has worked for companies as diverse as Music Theatre Wales, the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in France and BBC Radio 2 (Friday Night is Music Night). Her concert work takes her all round the UK – including the South Bank, Barbican and St John’s Smith Square in London – and to the Middle East.
As well as being an Adjudicator for The British and International Federation of festivals, she is a Grade and Diploma examiner for the ABRSM, vocal consultant for The London Youth Choir (founded by Suzi Digby) and also teaches for the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain. She taught for many years at St Paul’s Girls’ School – a centre of excellence for LCM Music Theatre Exams and is co-editor with Heidi Pegler of the award-winning series ‘The Language of Song’ (Faber Music), which provides a resource for students and teachers learning to sing in foreign languages. She has organised Master Classes and a new solo singing competition at Clare College, Cambridge, and sits on the council of the Association of Teachers of Singing. Voice bMTao