Nicholas Kfoury Horner

(Founder / Teacher)

Nicholas Kfoury Horner is a singer, voice-over artist, theatre actor, and director based in Washington D.C. He has directed, taught, and performed in numerous professional and educational venues in D.C., New York, and around the country including The Ernst Theater,  The Concert Hall at Strathmore, The Kennedy Center, Schelsinger Concert Hall, The National Cathedral, The National Basilica, Lisner Auditorium, Arlington National Cemetary, and the Elmsford Theater among numerous others. Horner has received Voice and Theater training from renowned institutions such as Stella Adler Conservatory, The Juilliard School, Studio A.C.T. (San Francisco), The Roy Hart Institute (Paris, France), Shakespeare and Company (Lenox), Catholic University, and University of Cambridge (England). He also studied classical piano with Master Teacher Irina Kats for over a decade at the Levine School of Music. Horner earned a B.A. in Theater and an M.F.A. in Visual and Performing Arts from George Mason University where he serves as Administrative Faculty for the School of Theater and teaches courses in Directing, Voice and Speech, and Theater Studies.  He also serves as Co-director of 1,001 Plays, Mason's first international play exchange. Horner owns and operates Awaken the Voice: Studio– offering private voice, piano, and guitar instruction in Falls Church, VA. His research interests include Interdisciplinary Arts, Musical Theater, Voice and Identity in Neuroscience, Middle Eastern Theater, Directing, and Voice and Speech. Nick attributes his happy career to a wonderful loving family, dear audiences, supportive friends, exquisite mentors, and above all his faith in God and the goodness that was given to each human being in word and song.

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Awaken the Voice: Studio

Our Voice

The Voice and Imagination Center for Healing

Complimentary training both in mission and method: The Voice and Imagination Center for Healing was founded and is led by Dr. Kate Al-Shamma- Professor of Theatre and Voice. Kate Al-Shamma, friend, colleague, and master teacher lives and teaches in Georgetown, offering a wide array of classes and lectures throughout the year in conjunction with her studio and her many years as a university professor and professional director. We are proud to share in the pursuit for the healthy and realized voice and imagination and highly recommend Kate's work to the developling artist. Call Awaken the Voice for a referal.


We encourage personal growth and artistic development through exploration of the human creativity through music. It is the studio mission to support students of all ages on their artistic journey, and to provide a safe and productive environment for learning. Affordability is essential; our studio offers competative rates for high quality instruction, in the spirit of service to the community and the art form. We want to instill in the performance artist a refined personal aesthetic,
a deep sense of integrity,  and the understanding of 'artist as citizen'. 

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