Lara Nie


Vocal Pedagogy

In addition to her international vocal performance career, Ms. Nie has over twenty years of experience in vocal pedagogy.

Lara Nie's Education

Master of Music Manhattan School of Music

Vocal Performance

Bachelor of Music Lawrence University

Vocal Performance with a Minor in History

Currently Teaching at:

Voice Faculty Swarthmore College



Voice Faculty Sun Valley Summer Symphony


Programs Ms. Nie Founded

Vocal Program for Summer Music InstituteThe Sun Valley Summer Symphony

Ms. Nie founded the vocal program for The Sun Valley Summer Symphonys Summer Music Institute. Initially the program served regional students and has since grown into an intensive program that hosts graduate, college, and advanced high school students from California, rural Idaho, New York and international locales. During the program, Ms. Nie provides private voice instruction, coaches opera and lieder, directs opera workshops and teaches master classes in performance practice, vocal diction and vocal repertoire.

Private Voice ProgramNew York City's Trinity School

Ms. Nie founded the private voice program at New York Citys Trinity School in 1996. During her 22 years in that position, her students regularly presented studio recitals performing all genres of music including classical voice, opera, musical theater, jazz, and popular music.

Her Students Have Gone on to Study At

Eastman School of Music

Manhattan School of Music

Oberlin College

USC Thornton School of Music

Carnegie Mellon University

The University of Michigan

Additionally, Her Students Have Placed In

Metropolitan Opera Regional Competition

Appeared on Broadway

Received Record Label Contracts

National Association of Teachers Auditions

Outreach Programs

Through her participation in outreach programs for The Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Manhattan School of Music, and Lawrence University, she has taught and performed in underserved communities nationwide.

Commitment to Liberal Arts

Ms. Nies’ own education was firmly grounded in the Liberal Arts. She believes passionately that the ability to draw on knowledge of disparate cultures, languages, art and history is essential to bring depth and excellence to academic and professional pursuits. Training in vocal performance, at any level, equips students with valuable skills that serve for the rest of their lives. Ms. Nies students learn discipline, public presentation, projection, and communication, while gaining the ability to connect to art as an expression of the universality of human experience.


Ms. Lara Nie accepts serious vocal students by audition and application.