Nicole Toto teaches voice in the Los Angeles and surrounding areas. She is a dedicated and aspiring Opera Singer and has been studying classical voice privately for 9 years. She is a former member of the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus where she performed in Othello at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion under the baton of Maestro James Conlon. She also performed in premiere opera commissioned for Los Angeles Children’s Chorus Keeper’s of the Night under the Baton of Los Angeles Master Chorale Conductor Grant Gershon. Along with performing in operas from a young age she also performed at both Hollywood Bowl and Walt Disney Concert Hall under the batons of both Maestros Esa Pekka Salonen and Guastavo Dudahmel. Through LACC Nicole was able to tour Sweden, Finland, Estonia and South Africa, and received a write up for her performance of the Cantor’s solo in L’dor Vador at Grahamstown Music Festival. At Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Nicole Participated in the LACHSA Vocal Jazz ensemble, performing at both Monterey and Next Generation Jazz festivals along with benefits for LACHSA with Josh Groban and served as the groups student director in her senior year.
Nicole Toto is a Junior in the Vocal Arts department at the USC Thornton School of Music working towards her Bachelor’s of Music in Classical Voice performance. She currently studies with Elizabeth Hynes and most recently performed in the Chorus of La Clemenza di Tito with USC Thornton Opera under the baton of Maestro Brent Mcmunn and in The USC Chamber Opera Scenes program. This past summer Nicole attended Taos Opera Institute and participated in their scenes program performing a scene from Bartered Bride. Most recently she performed the role of Alcina in La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina with The Chamber Opera of USC, the “voice of the fountain” in Ainadamar with USC Thornton Opera and in the Chorus of Béatrice et Bénédict with USC Thornton Opera.