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Nicholas Probst

Nicholas Probst

Nicholas Probst

Nicholas Probst currently resides in New York City where he performs as a freelance classical singer.  He recently made his Carnegie Hall début as baritone soloist with the National Chorale in Aaron Copland’s Lark!, followed by a performance with the Carnegie Hall Festival Chorus in Die Schöpfung under the baton of Helmuth Rilling.  Nicholas has spent the last two summers in Germany, also under maestro Rilling, performing in the European Music Festival.  Nicholas was a featured soloist in 2008 with the Festivalensemble Stuttgart, though the Internationale Bachakadamie, in J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.  He will return to Germany in 2009 for the world premiere of Sven-David Sandström‘s Messiah.

In New York City, Mr. Probst has served as a Teaching Fellow at Hunter College High School, and is currently an apprentice with American Opera Projects.  He has performed with companies such as Opera Company of Brooklyn and Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, and has been a Resident Artist at Dicapo Opera Theatre, where he performed in such operas as La Boheme, Susannah, and Carmen. In 2006, he earned a position as Artist-in-Residence at Skidmore College, where he originated the lead role in a new opera, Everlasting Universe, by Kansas City composer John Mueter.

Nicholas completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas, where his favorite productions included The Rape of Lucretia, Godspell, and Oklahoma!.  After receiving his Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance, he won the Graduate Direct Exchange award scholarship for advanced studies in Bonn, Germany.  In 2004, he graduated with a Master of Music degree in Vocal Arts from the University of Southern California, where he was on full-scholarship, and served as an instructor of record under Professor Gary Glaze.

Nicholas has current plans to enroll in a Doctor of Musical Arts program.  He would like to apply this degree toward a career as a university professor, while continuing to perform internationally.

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