Kevin Short Announced as Winter Residency Artist

Kevin Short, has been announced as teaching artist for AIT‘s Winter Residency. Students will work with Mr. Short in private lessons and master classes during the 9-day residency from January 6th to 14th, 2018. Short previously served as the teaching artist for AIT‘s Winter Residency in 2011. He has been seen on the Loretto-Hilton Stage in Opera Theatre’s productions of Roméo et Juliette (2005), The Abduction from the Seraglio (2003), and Treemonisha (2000). The residency will culminate with a recital at Washington University’s Graham Chapel on January 14th at 3:00pm. This recital is free and open to the public.

Versatile bass-baritone, Kevin Short has been thrilling audience around the globe with repertoire ranging from Mozart’s Entführung aus dem Serail and Montiverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea to Verdi’s Atilla and Bizet’s Carmen.

Since his professional operatic debut there in 1991, Short has performed more than 125 times with New York’s Metropolitan Opera including the world premiere of John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versaille. Short will return to the Met stage in the 2017 in productions of Strauss’s Elektra, and Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette. Short has been a favorite on stages across North America including Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Washington Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and many more.

Short won international favor with performances across Europe and Asia including at Paris’ Opera Comique and the Vienna Volksoper. As a member of Theatre Basel from 2001-20014, Short received praise for his diverse roles including Mephistopheles in Gounod’s Faust, Sarastro in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, and Simone in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. Short has been featured extensively in festivals across Asia including Beijing, Hanoi, and Matsumoto, Japan.

Short enjoys an active concert schedule and has worked with leading orchestras across the U.S. and around the world including the Boston Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, National Symphony, Czech Philharmonic, and the Winter Olympics Festival Orchestra for the opening ceremonies of the winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. His vast concert repertoire spans from the works of Bach and Beethoven to the late 20th century, including perennial favorites, Verdi’s Requiem and Mendelssohn’s Elijah.

Mr. Short received his training at Morgan State University (B.S.), The Curtis Institute of Music (M.M.) and the Julliard School of Music Opera Center. He is a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the International Competition for Verdian Voices, the Rosa Ponselle International Vocal Competition, the Bruce Yarnett Competition for Basses and Baritones, and the Leiderkranz Competition. Short was served as Artist-in-Residence at the University of Miami (2016-17) and recently accepted a position as a visiting associate professor of voice at the University of Maryland School of Music.

Learn more about the AIT Winter Recital!