Jason Aquila

Opera Music Director
Lecturer of Opera Studies
M.M., Cleveland Institute of Music

Jason Aquila

Jason AquilaOpera Music Director
Lecturer of Opera Studies

M.M. in Accompanying and Chamber Music, Cleveland Institute of Music
B.M. in Piano Performance, Florida Southern College 

Pianist and vocal coach Jason Aquila is lecturer in the opera studies program at the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music. He has served as coach and assistant music director for many recent Baldwin Wallace productions, including "La Boheme," "Hansel and Gretel," "La Finta Giardiniera" and "The Tragedy of Carmen." 

He has performed with acclaimed artists including mezzo-soprano Mary Ann Hart, flutist Donald Peck, American Horn Competition winner Andrew Pelletier, violinist Xiang Gao and various members of the Cleveland Orchestra. 

Aquila has served as an official collaborative pianist for the International Horn Symposium and for the Music Teachers National Association Convention.

He also excels at the organ and harpsichord and has been the accompanying coordinator at Oberlin Conservatory’s Baroque Performance Institute.

Jason received a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from Florida Southern College and a Master of Music in accompanying and chamber music from the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Before joining Baldwin Wallace, Jason served as the coordinator of accompanying at Western Illinois University for 10 years.