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 of opera studies at the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music. He served as music director and conductor for the Fall 2019 BW production of "Dido and Aeneas." He has served as coach and assistant music director for many Baldwin Wallace productions, including "La Boheme," "Hansel and Gretel," "La Finta Giardiniera," "The Tragedy of Carmen," "Dialogues of the Carmelites," "Il Matrimonio Segreto," "Pelléas et Mélisande" and "The Rake’s Progress."

He has performed with acclaimed artists including soprano Jennifer Rowley, 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.

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