​  Panel: Videos on Videos: Teaching Voice in the TikTok Era

 Many voice teachers of the 21st century have undoubtedly had students come into lessons referencing or asking questions about voice   lesson/technique videos they have seen on TikTok or Instagram. It is the job of the voice teacher to decipher the information being shared,   separating useful information from information that may be less useful, and then being able to guide the student to achieve the desired result   in a way that is rooted in Evidence-Based Voice Pedagogy (EBVP) and Practice. This panel will look at several videos that have been found on   TikTok or Instagram to decipher and discuss what information is useful, and also to brainstorm ways to achieve the desired results through   their experience and expertise, a pillar of Evidence-Based Voice Pedagogy (EBVP).

Financial Disclosure: Dr. Klein has no financial relationships to disclose. 

Non-Financial Disclosure:
 Dr. Klein is a member of the conference planning committee. He has no other non-financial relationships to disclose.

Nick Klein, DMA

A teacher, singer, conductor, and pianist/accompanist/coach based out of Cleveland, OH, Nicholas Klein, tenor, is often known for his warmth and clarity of tone in addition to his exceptional musicianship. A recent recipient of the National Association of Teachers of Singing 2024 Emerging Leaders Award, Dr. Klein is a member of the music faculty at Cleveland State University as a Lecturer and the Head of Voice in the School of Music. Prior to his time at CSU, Dr. Klein served as a Lecturer in Vocal Music at Eastern Washington University and at Seattle Pacific University as an Instructor of Voice and the director of the Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Nicholas has also served as Director of Music for numerous churches including Central Lutheran Church in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle and at St. Joseph Cathedral in Columbus, OH, where he also served as the Interim Director of Music for the Catholic Diocese of Columbus. In addition to his duties as Director of Music, Nicholas was also a tenured soloist and section leader of the St. Joseph Cathedral Schola. Nicholas has been recognized internationally as a soloist and chorus member for his performances in Hungary, Switzerland and Italy (Tuscany region and Rome). Recent engagements/roles include Dr. Caius (Falstaff) with Puget Sound Concert Opera, BWV 97 (Soloist) with the Seattle Bach Choir, Larry/Matt (The Face on the Barroom Floor), Don José (Carmen - excerpts), and Flavio (Norma). Nicholas is also a member of Choral Audacity, a professional choir based in the San Francisco bay area.

Nicholas holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Washington where his research focused on The Efficacy of Mental Practice for Motor Skill Enhancement in Singing. Secondary areas of research include Vocal Pedagogy for Transgender singers, and homoerotic subtexts in the music of Benjamin Britten. Dr. Klein has also earned a Master of Music degree in Music Education from the Capital University Conservatory of Music in partnership with the Zoltan Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music in Kecskemét, Hungary, a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education from the Capital University Conservatory of Music, and a Kodály Certificate from the Zoltan Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music in Kecskemét, Hungary.  Visit him at: