Dr. Nicholas Miguel is currently an Assistant Professor of Voice at Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL where he teaches classical and musical theater voice. Previously, Dr. Miguel held positions teaching voice at Grinnell College in Iowa, Simpson College, and Kirkwood Community College.
Miguel is also active as a baritone soloist and chorister, having created a reputation as a versatile and intelligent singer in diverse genres. A regular soloist in the Midwest, Miguel’s concert appearances include Ralph Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical Songs, Craig Hella Johnson's Considering Matthew Shepard, J.S. Bach’s BWV 129, 131, 34, 18, 172, 82, 4, 140, 74, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Theresienmesse, Mozart’s Requiem and Mass in C minor, Durufle’s Requiem, Pärt’s Passio, Handel's Esther and Messiah, and Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers. He currently sings with the professional choir GRAMMY-nominated True Concord in Tucson, AZ and the new Chicago-based professional choir withonevoice.
Miguel received his D.M.A. in Voice Performance from the University of Iowa, where he also received his M.A., and he received his B.M. with Distinction from St. Olaf College. Miguel’s dissertation on an influential Venezuelan composer, The Art Songs of Modesta Bor (1926-1998), demonstrates Miguel’s fluency in various academic disciplines including musicology, music theory, and phonetics. At UI, Miguel also served as an award-winning Teaching Assistant for the renowned vocologist, Ingo Titze. In 2023, Miguel received his Estill Figure Proficiency in Estill Voice Training.
He is a member of Estill Voice International (EVI), and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).
Miguel is also a composer/arranger of art song, choral music, and jazz; an amateur piano accompanist, and a dilettante jazz pianist. He can be heard playing on his most recent composition "We Will Not Forget" on the album A Hero's Journey with saxophonist Jeff Miguel. He enjoys learning the guitar, collecting bikes, acquiring foreign languages, and spending time with his three children.