Christopher Short, bass-baritone, is a performer, composer, arts administrator, and teaching artist from Raleigh, North Carolina. He hopes to use music as a bridge to connect people with their surrounding community through artful storytelling in performance, localized philanthropic efforts, and educational outreach work. Christopher has performed and recorded internationally as a choral musician and soloist in a variety of operatic, concert, and oratorio performances. As a composer, Christopher pursues collaboration with other artists to present a unique voice to the intricacies of our collective human experience. As an arts administrator, he works with a variety of nonprofit arts organizations to make a lasting difference in communities nationwide. Specifically, as a co-founder of the ensemble Servire and nonprofit, Chamber Voices for Change, Christopher seeks to connect community members with the needs of a localized philanthropic organization through benefit concerts, music education outreach, and hands-on service work. As a teaching artist, he invites students to express themselves through the power of music-making. In his free time, Christopher has a passion for cooking extravagant meals, traveling, spending time with his family, and cheering on his favorite sports teams.
Highlights from his current season include ensemble and solo performances with Servire, Three Notch’d Road, Raleigh Camerata, Grammy-nominated True Concord Voices and Orchestra, the Duke University Bach Cantata Series, the US VOCES8 Scholars, serving on the Emerging Professional Leadership Council for Early Music America, and working as a teaching artist across the country with the VOCES8 Foundation.