Jaime Sharp

Arts Leader



“A mezzo-soprano whose artistry, administration and activism is rooted in accessibility and change”

Garrett McQueen, TRILLOQUY



Jaime Sharp (she/her) is a rising star and commanding presence both on and off the stage. She currently resides in Cincinnati on the stolen territories of the Delaware, Miami and Shawnee tribes.




Bold Moves Only

Have you heard? SMTD EXCEL Program has launched a brand new podcast, BOLD MOVES ONLY! Hosted by the incredible Samantha Williams and Karen Jane Ludwig, BOLD MOVES ONLY will feature incredible leaders in the performing arts. Check out the first episode on Spotify, which highlights the amazing work at Opera NexGen!

OPERA America Selects Participants of the Inaugural Mentorship Program for Opera Leaders of Color

OPERA America is pleased to announce the inaugural participants in the Mentorship Program for Opera Leaders of Color. This new initiative exists to advance racial equity in the field by pairing BIPOC professionals with executive-level leaders who can support them in achieving their career goalsThis is your Feature description. Write a short blurb explaining what the feature is and why it matters for visitors, customers or clients. Don’t be afraid to toot your own horn! Take this opportunity to emphasize the important benefits or key advantages.

Trilloquy Podcast Guest: Opus 115 - "Colleagues of Black Descent"

As more musicians navigate an increasingly unstable arts ecosystem, working in both the performance and administrative spheres has become more popular. Garrett chats with Jaime Sharp, a mezzo-soprano whose artistry, administration, and activism is rooted in accessibility and change. The guys explore DEI in "period instrument" spaces, challenge the notion of #BlackExcellence, and offer words for the good (and not so good) people of Texas.

Sharp is announced as 2021-2022 AAAE EDI Research Fellow

The Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) hosts an annual, year-long Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Research Fellow to investigate the intersection of EDI and arts management programs. The Fellow works under the supervision of a Mentor. The Fellow is responsible for collecting data and helping create teaching resources for AAAE members on EDI issues and is open to all students currently enrolled in an arts administration graduate program or related fields or a recent (within 1 year) graduate of said program at the time of applying.



October 24, 2021

Jaime will be the featured soloist at Hyde Park Community UMC.

November 21, 2021

Jaime will be the mezzo soloist for Mozart’s Coronation Mass K.317 at Hyde Park Community UMC.

December 5, 2021

Jaime will be Ensemble/Mezzo in the workshop for Nathaniel Stookey and Eisha Davis‘s opera, BULRUSHER with Opera Fusion/Cincinnati Opera.

January 27-29, 2022

Jaime will be attending the SphinxConnect conference in Detroit, MI.

February 1-5, 2022

Jaime will be attending the Racial Justice Opera Network conference virtually and in regional spaces.

March 31-April 3, 2022

Jaime will sing Maria Maddalena/Scribe in CCM Opera's production of Galileo Galilei by Phillip Glass. This production is conducted by Mark Gibson and directed by Greg Eldridge.

April 28-30, 2022

Jaime will attend the Black Administrators of Opera conference in Pittsburgh, PA.

May 18-21, 2022

Jaime will be attending the Opera Conference with Opera Leaders of Color in Minneapolis, MN.