Pamela Nions (Pia) is a Mezzo soprano who enjoys singing operatic roles, art song, Blues, Neo-Soul, Jazz, acting and poetry. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and grew up in Inkster, Michigan. She attended Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina graduating with a bachelors in music. She received her Master’s degree in vocal performance from Loyola University New Orleans.
During her studies, Pia was first-place winner at the district and regional National Association of Teachers of Singing (N. A. T. S.) competition. She performed as the Mother in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, a chorus member in George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, New Orleans operas production of Champion by Terence Blanchard, and Puccini’s Turandot. Pia performed as the alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah, and a soloist in the St. Louis Cathedral’s Christmas concert with Opera Creole, and performed in programs such as Opera Viva! in Verona, Italy.
Pia has sang behind legends such as Stephanie Mills and performed at Bakers Keyboard Lounge in Detroit, the oldest jazz club in the world. She experienced the exciting opportunity to sing behind the Grammy award winning gospel artist, Yolanda Adams, Seal, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Daughtry, Prince Royce, and many other artists in Adam Anders’s The passion presented by Tyler Perry live on Fox!
Pia received her graduate performance diploma in voice from Boston Conservatory at Berklee in May 2021. Her heart’s desire is to have an international performance career, advocate for mental health, and inspire others to follow their dreams through teaching and giving back.