Aaron Short is a graduate of Wichita State University, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance, and of Manhattan School of Music, where he received his Masters of Music degree in Voice Performance. He portrayed the role of Jimmy Mahoney in MSM’s production of Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, for which the New York Times noted his “lightness of color but confidant solidity” and “simultaneously subtle and shattering performance”. Other opera credits include Bégearss in The Ghosts of Versailles, Nicias in Thaïs, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, and the title role in Faust with MSM, as well as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Ferrando in Così Fan Tutte, and the title role in Albert Herring with Wichita State. He was a Studio Artist with Wolf Trap Opera (2012), and he attended Opera in the Ozarks, performing as Des Grieux in Manon, as well as Lyric Opera Studio Weimar performing as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni. He was the recipient of the Singer of the Year award at the NATS Regional Competition (2010), and was a two-time finalist at the Naftzger Young Artist Competition sponsored by the Wichita Symphony Orchestra.