Harper College

Carolyn Niehoff

Adjunct Faculty in Voice

Building P, Room P206

Carolyn is an adjunct member of the applied voice faculty at Harper College. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Florida State University and a Master of Music degree from Ohio State University. She is active professionally as a teacher and singer in the Chicago area and is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing at both the national and local level. She has performed leading roles with the Columbus Light Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre Outreach Program and Bowen Park Opera, and traveled to Germany to sing with the Chicago Symphony Chorus. Carolyn's operatic roles include the title role in Victor Herbert's Naughty Marietta, Contessa Almaviva in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, Gianetta in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers and Gretel in Humperdink's Hansel and Gretel, among others. Her oratorio experience includes Saint-Saens' Christmas Oratorio, Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, the Brahms Requiem and Schubert's Mass in G.

Her extensive teaching experience includes several summers on the faculty at Belvoir Terrace in Lenox, Massachusetts where she had the opportunity to teach voice lessons and basic music theory to high-functioning children and adults with Williams Syndrome. Carolyn maintains a successful teaching studio where her students have gone on to major in and/or graduate with degrees in Voice Performance from such prestigious music schools as the University of Michigan, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, New York University and St. Olaf College.

Last Updated: 4/8/24