A teacher, singer, conductor, and pianist/accompanist/coach based out of Seattle and Spokane based tenor, Dr. Nicholas Klein is often known for his warmth and clarity of tone in addition to his exceptional musicianship. Dr. Klein recently joined the music faculty as a Lecturer in Vocal Music at Eastern Washington University, where he teaches Diction, Vocal Pedagogy, Ear Training and Sight Signing, and Opera Workshop in addition to his full studio of private voice students. He also holds a position as an adjunct Instructor of Voice and Director of the new Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Dissonance, at Seattle Pacific University. Nicholas recently earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance from the University of Washington where his dissertation research focused on The Efficacy of Mental Practice for Motor Skill Enhancement in Singing. Prior to his studies at UW, Nicholas earned a Master of Music degree in Music Education, Kodály Certification and Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the Capital University Conservatory of Music in partnership with the Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music in Kecskemét, Hungary. Recently, Nicholas has been seen on stage at the University of Washington as Don José in Carmen and Larry/Matt in The Face On The Barroom Floor. Nicholas has also recently been seen singing various roles in productions of American Portraits, German and English Arias and Scenes, and a recital program of Schumann’s Dichterliebe. Nicholas has competed at numerous Regional National Association of Teachers of Singing competitions, where he has won numerous awards.