Upcoming Events




Nicole Asel and pianist, Robert Spillman will collaborate to record Robert Livingston Aldridge's song collection, LoveSongs. Release date will be in 2018 under the Centaur Music label.


Nicole Asel will perform songs by Houston based composer, Roger Keele with the composer at the piano.

January 20, 2018, 7:30 pm

The The James and Nancy Gaetner Performing Arts Center, Huntsville, TX





A collaboration with Mitra Sateghpour, soprano.  Presenting works by Robert Livingston Aldridge and favorite opera and musical theatre highlights

February 13, 2017, 7:30 pm at the James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Huntsville, TX 

February 26, 2018, 7:00 pm at University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA


World Premiere




As part of the New American Voice Project, Dr. Asel will premiere works by Robert Spillman and Brian Graiser. 

April 20 & 21, 2018

James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Huntsville, TX


Dr. Asel will join the teaching faculty of the Houston Grand Opera Bauer Family High School Voice Studio in the Fall of 2017.




Past Events

Recital Tour: A collaboration with Marc Webster, bass and Christopher Zemliauskas, piano.  Presenting works by Gustav Mahler, Francesca Santoliquido, Henry Purcell, and Ricky Ian Gordon. March 21, 2017, 7:30 pm in Barnes Hall, Ithaca Cornell University, Ithaca, NY: March 22, 2017, 7:30 pm in Hockett Recital Hall, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY: April 9, 2017, 7:30 pm at the James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Huntsville, TX 

Performed Cuatro Canciones Andinas by Gabriela Frank at the Contemporary Music Festival. Hunstville, TX.  March, 2017. 

Presented Ricky Ian Gordon's song cycle, Late Afternoon, at the Rocky Mountain College Music Society Conference in collaboration with Dr. Allan Armstrong. Portales, New Mexico. March 2017.

Performed in recital with Catherine Compton, soprano and Allan Armstrong, piano. in Brownsville, TX. March 2017

Presented research on multicultural opera productions at the National Opera Association Conference in Santa Barbara, CA. January 2017

Performed as soloist with the Sam Houston State University's Early Music Ensemble. December, 2016

Performed at the Fall Faculty Gala at Sam Houston State University. October, 2016

Performed opera classics with the Sam Houston State University voice faculty at the Centrum in Houston, TX. September, 2016 

Directed the Bravo Opera Company's production of Kurt Weill's Street Scene. April 2016.

Performed the mezzo-soprano solos in Mendelssohn's 'Elijah' withe The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Master Chorale.  April 2016

Presented a solo recital of music by Mozart, Ravel, Mahler, Britten and Wainwright, February 2016

Performed the mezzo-soprano solo in Haendel's 'The Messiah' with the Valley Choral Artists. December 2015

Directed the Bravo Opera Company's Fall Scenes Gala.  November 2015

Lecture recital on Songs for Lulu by Rufus Wainwright at the Texoma Region NATS Conference. November 2015

Designed and Directed an Educational Outreach production of 'Hansel and Gretel.' October 2015 

UT-RGV Faculty Chamber recital of German Lied including Brahms' 'Liebeslieder Waltzes.' October 2015

Recital of Robert Spillman compositions with UT-RGV voice faculty, composer at the piano.  September 2015

Concerts in Texarkana, Hot Springs Arkansas and Little Rock Arkansas.  September 2015

Selected as a 2015 National Association of Teachers of Singing Intern, Las Vegas, NV.  June 2015  

Selected as an auditor for the Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar in Potsdam, NY.   May 2015

Directed Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado at the University of Texas - Brownsville.  April 2015

Joint Faculty Recital of American Art Song, University of Texas - Brownsville.  February 2015

Awarded Second Place in the 2013-2014 National Opera Association Production Competition, Division I for The University of Texas - Brownsville's 2014 Production of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte.

Community Outreach Performances with Opera San Antonio, San Antonio, TX.  December 2014

Solo Recital, music of Rossini, Schumann, Brahms, and Bolcom, University of Texas - Brownsville.  September 2014

Opera Fort Collins Gala, Fort Collins, CO.  August 2014