College of Liberal and Fine Arts

John Nix

Vocal Pedagogy, Voice Lab


Phone: (210) 458-5678

Office: ART 3.03.04


John Nix, Tenor, is Associate Professor of Voice and Vocal Pedagogy at the University of Texas at San Antonio, coordinator of the Vocal Area for the 2011-2014 academic years, and founding director of the UTSA Vocal Arts Laboratory. Previously he was on the staff of the National Center for Voice and Speech in Denver, where he worked with Ingo Titze. Mr. Nix has also served on the music faculties of The University of Colorado at Denver and Eastern New Mexico University. He holds degrees in Arts Administration from Florida State University, in Vocal Performance from the University of Georgia and the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Certification in Vocology from the University of Iowa. At Colorado, he studied voice and pedagogy with the late Barbara Doscher and the Alexander Technique with James Brody. His current and former students include a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, two Santa Fe Opera apprentices, members of the Army Soldiers’ Chorus, a second place winner in the National Federation of Music Clubs competition, a two-time finalist in the American Traditions competition, and faculty members at universities in Montana, Texas, Wyoming and New York. UTSA students of his have gone on to win graduate fellowships to universities such as Indiana. His work has been funded by The San Antonio Area Foundation, The Grammy Foundation, UT-San Antonio, and two R-13 grants from NIH. Mr. Nix was the 2006 winner of the NATS/Voice Foundation Van Lawrence Award. His published articles have appeared in The NATS Journal, The New York Opera Newsletter, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, The Journal of Voice, The Journal of Singing, The International Journal of Research in Choral Singing, Vocalease, Australian Voice and The Opera Journal. Mr. Nix is editor and annotator of From Studio to Stage: Repertoire for the Voice, compiled by Barbara Doscher (Scarecrow, 2002), is Vocal Music section editor for the Oxford Handbook of Music Education (to be published in 2011) and a general editor and author for The Oxford Handbook of Singing (to be published in 2012).


Private Voice Instruction
MUS 4531 1 Music Pedagogy I
MUS 4541 1 Music Pedagogy II
MUS 1531 2 Class Voice for Instrumentalists
MUS 5533 1 Pedagogy of Musical Performance
MUS 5421 1 Practicum in Advanced Applied Teaching
MUS 5572 1 Pedagogy of Class and Choral Voice
MUS 5023 1 Graduate Pedagogy Review