The American tenor, Nicholas Phan, is a graduate of the University of Michigan. He also studied at the Manhattan School of Music and the Aspen Music Festival and School, and is an alumnus of the Houston Grand Opera Studio and the Glimmerglass Opera Young American Artists Program. He was the recipient of a 2006 Sullivan Foundation Award and 2004 Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshana Foundation. An avid proponent of vocal chamber music, Phan is also the Artistic Director of Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, a Chicago-based organization devoted to promoting the teaching, performance, and development of the vocal chamber music repertoire. He is a regular performer with leading orchestras and opera companies in the United States and Europe. He serves on the faculty of DePaul University as an adjust member of the voice faculty.