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Jaime Sharp

Mezzo-Soprano
Arts Leader

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

Garrett McQueen, TRILLOQUY

 

Mission

Jaime Sharp (she/her) is a rising star and commanding presence both on and off the stage who advocates for all identities to be strong contributors in our field. She is driven to create a transformative musical experience through storytelling and discover ways in which music can positively impact society.

 

News

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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.

 
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Engagements

February 1-5, 2022

Racial Justice Opera Network Conference

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

March 31-April 3, 2022

Phillip Glass's Galileo Galilei

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 9, 2022

Then & Now: Master's Recital

Join Jaime for her Master's recital on Saturday, April 9, 2022. Featuring Marine Eckert, piano; Ay Kawasaki, flute; Luis Parra, cell; and Joseph Taff, guitar. Works by Carlos Simon, Michael Ching, Lady Mary Dering, Ravel, Robert Owens and the premiere of a new commission by Gala Flagello!


The program will run approximately 45 minutes. Live streaming will be available for those unable to attend in person.

April 28-30, 2022

Black Administrators of Opera Conference

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

May 18-21, 2022

Opera Conference

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

June 1-July 24, 2022

Des Moines Metro Opera

Jaime will be a 2022 Apprentice Artist with Des Moines Metro Opera covering Hippolyta in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Lily in The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess as well as singing the Hurricane Solo. Apprentice scenes and roles to be announced.