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Aaron Ball

Aaron Ball
Adjunct Faculty

Hailed as "a master of declamation and interpretation... a wonderful voice with enumerable vocal shadings... and flexibility of expression," (Sharon Mabry, author of Exploring Twentieth Century Vocal Music), internationally[1]recognized baritone Aaron Ball’s signature roles include Don Giovanni, Rossini’s Figaro, Escamillo, Falke, and Sweeney Todd, among others. Aaron serves as principal and creative director for his multiple award-winning company Command virFormance offering performing arts organizations solutions for digital delivery of performance content as well as production design for opera including projections, animation, and video production/direction. As a performing arts coach and consultant, Aaron serves on the board of directors for Independent Opera Company in Los Angeles, as an advisory board member for Mission Opera in Santa Clarita, CA, and as a Mission Opera company trustee member of Opera America. Aaron is the recipient of multiple international awards, most notably the prestigious American Prize for remote production for his creative work on Mission Opera’s production of Menotti’s opera “The Medium,” which also won Aaron and his company the 42nd annual Telly award, and third place in the 2023 Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards in vocal performance for his powerful interpretation of composer Lori Laitman’s Holocaust-themed song cycle “The Seed of Dream” with Independent Opera Company (a second place winner of The American Prize). Aaron is on voice faculty at both NOVA Southeastern University and Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and holds his MM in vocal performance from California State University, Northridge.

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