- Associate Professor
- Music - Voice
- 322 Music Building
Dr. Nancy Walker, soprano, is Professor of Voice at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she has taught for 30 years. She holds a DM in Voice from Indiana University, the MM from the University of Colorado in Boulder and the BM in Music Education and Performance from Hastings College in Nebraska. She taught in the public schools of Nebraska and Colorado before returning to school to earn her graduate degrees. She has also taught at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, and Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.
Dr. Walker’s students have won awards and participated in programs including Music Academy of the West, Opera North, Brevard, Charlotte Opera, Chautauqua, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Orpheus Competition, Charles Lynam Competition, Aspen, Palm Beach Opera Competition, Federation of Music Clubs Competition, Opera Carolina, Dallas Opera Chorus, Online Classical Singer Young Artist Competition, Opera Saratoga Young Artists, Sugar Creek Symphony and Song Program, Schmidt Opera, American Singers’ Opera Project, Renata Scotto Summer Opera Program, and the Triad Stage Intern program.
A frequent recitalist, she has been a District finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Council auditions and was a national finalist in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Artist Awards. She performs frequently in recitals and oratorios in the area and has performed as a soloist in Carnegie Hall in New York City and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
Active in NATS, she served as District Treasurer, Regional Governor for the Mid-Atlantic Region and was Vice President at the national level for the NATS Artist Awards for two terms. Her students regularly win awards at all levels of the NATS auditions. Her students also have been Regional and National finalists in the MTNA competition for voice, and former students are singing in Regional operas and Young Artist Programs around the country.
Dr. Walker received a Fulbright Research Grant to study the songs of Josephine Lang in Munich, Germany in 1998, and a research leave in 2004-05 when she studied German vocal pedagogy visiting voice teachers throughout Germany, Austria, and Slovenia. She was invited to sing recitals in Florence and Munich with her pianist husband Timothy Lindeman. In 2012 she spent four weeks teaching voice at the Inner Mongolia University of the Nationalities in Tongliao, China, where she and Lindeman also performed a recital. She is frequently invited to give master classes and has given classes in in Alabama, Georgia, Nebraska, Minnesota, Ohio, Nevada and California. She recently traveled to Germany and taught at the Louis Spohr Musikakademie in Kassel. In 2015-16 she will return to Munich to research the current climate for American singers in Germany.