University of Portland

Nicole Hanig

Performing & Fine Arts, Associate Professor, Director of Vocal Studies


Nicole Hanig



Buckley Center 236

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Associate Professor Nicole Leupp Hanig is the Head of the Voice Department at University of Portland and teaches Applied Voice, Vocal Performance Workshop, Lyric Theater Workshop and Introduction to Fine Arts. Dr. Hanig is also an Artist/Teacher with Music in the Marche, an opera training program and Festival held in Mondavio, Italy each July.

Dr. Hanig’s performance resume includes performances as a soloist with the Jussi Björling Festival in Sweden, the Maggio Musicale Festival in Italy, the Pacific Music Festival in Japan and Atelier Lyrique in France. She has performed a solo recital at St. Martin’s in the Field in London, Berg’s Sieben Frühe Lieder at Durham Cathedral in Durham, England and was a soloist in Opera Galas for Amnesty International at St. James’ Picadilly in London and for the Cairo Opera in Egypt, which was recorded for Egyptian television. Opera roles include Die Feldmarschallin in Der Rosenkavalier. The Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Miss Jessel in The Turn of the Screw, and the role of Sian in development workshops of James McMillan’s opera The Sacrifice which was commissioned for Welsh National Opera. Upcoming projects include a performance of art song inspired by social justice themes at the National College Music Society Conference in Vancouver, BC and a recording of the art songs of Charles Widor for Albany Records.


  • Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Diploma of the Royal Academy of Music, London for distinction in performance
  • Post Graduate Diploma, Royal Academy of Music, London UK
  • Master of Music, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Bachelor of Music, Concordia College, Moorhead MN