Voice Coach / Conductor / A Cappella Coach
A classically trained soprano, Nikki Blackmer holds a master's degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Washington. After graduating, she joined the Portland Opera Young Artist Program. Nikki sings the lead vocal part with Frenzy, an a cappella women’s quartet that won the 2017 Sweet Adelines International Quartet Championship, earning the title of Queens of Harmony. The quartet performs and teaches all over the world and has recorded a CD, Diva Las Vegas.
Nikki is a full time private voice and piano teacher based in Kirkland, Washington. She is also a world-renowned a cappella ensemble coach, traveling all over the United States, Canada, England, Germany, New Zealand and Australia. She is frequently asked to lead youth a cappella events as well, as her energy is tireless! Sweet Adelines Regions 8, 11, 12, 13, 26, 31, 34, 35, LABBS, Germany and the Barbershop Harmony Society have loved Nikki's teaching!
Consider hiring Nikki to coach your Chorus or come to your Region for an Education Event. Full of energy, loaded with knowledge, and never short a good joke, Nikki makes learning fun and accessible to everyone. With more than 20 classes on just about everything, there's something for everyone. "A Look Inside Your Laryn," "Mastering the Inner Game of Singing," "An Director's Approach to Arranging," "Characterize Your Performance," ... and those are just some! Contact Nikki for a full list of her classes. You will feel empowered and rejuvenated after a weekend with Nikki!
Nikki is the director of The Supertonics, an a cappella ensemble representing Seattle Men’s and Women’s Choruses, the largest volunteer LGBT+ choral organization in the world. She has also recently stepped into the role of Assistant Conductor of the Seattle Women's Chorus. She is excited to be working with these nationally recognized choruses.
Besides living and breathing all things a cappella, Nikki lives in Kirkland with her chiweenie rescue dog, Lily.
For information on private lessons, ensemble coaching or teaching at your next educational event, please email or text me: