Professor, vocal coach and collaborative pianist, Nadia Boucher enjoys a very active and diverse musical career. She holds a Master of Music Degree in Collaborative Piano from the Cleveland Institute of Music, a Bachelor of Music from the University of Ottawa, and an ARCT Performer’s Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music.
She has had the privilege of studying with many renowned pedagogues including pianists Anita Pontremoli (CIM), Jean Desmarais (University of Ottawa), and Sheila Paige (Keyboard Wellness Seminar), vocal coaches Warren Jones, Dalton Baldwin and Linda Jones, and chamber coaches, Julian Armour, Mark Fewer and Roman Borys of the Gryphon Trio.
At home in a broad range of styles, Nadia has performed in recitals across North America and Europe. She has had the opportunity of performing with celebrated mezzo-soprano and host of CBC Radio’s Tempo, Julie Nesrallah, and with renowned Canadian bass-baritone, John Avey, as well as many of Canada’s up and coming artists. Among her most recent projects is a series of “Earth Singing” videos in collaboration with Polish-Canadian mezzo-soprano Katarzyna Sadej.
Nadia has been the music director/rehearsal pianist for various choral and opera ensembles including “La Tragedie de Carmen”, “The Cunning Little Vixen”, and “Siren Song” (Banff Opera as Theatre), Cosi fan Tutte, L’Elisir D’Amore, and Le Docteur Miracle (Opera Inside Out) and Suor Angelica, I Pagliacci, Cendrillon and Gallantry (SOPAC). Having found pleasure in a broad range of genres, Nadia has also been music director for various music theatre productions including “RENT”, “Oliver!", “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Pirates of Penzance”.
A passionate and creative teacher, Nadia is currently the Professor of Lyric Diction at the University of Ottawa, where she has also worked as the vocal coach and accompanist for all of the voice studios. With a keen interest in languages she is fluent in English, French, Italian and German and has working knowledge of Spanish and Russian. She possesses a wealth of experience guiding university level singers in the stylistic and aesthetic elements associated with all periods of classical repertoire. In addition to her work as professor and coach, Nadia is also a faculty member of the University of Ottawa’s Summer Vocal Institute.
A recognized adjudicator, Nadia is frequently sought out to give masterclasses to students of various levels for organizations across the region including ORMTA, Cornwall Kinsmen Festival, and the Canadian Music Showcase.
Nadia believes strongly in giving back to the music community. She currently volunteers with the Canadian Music Showcase and the Gloucester Music Club. She also maintains a busy private studio where she teaches piano and music theory to students of all ages and levels.