Robert Short

  • HPL - Music & Sound
  • Faculty of Creative Industries
Robert Short

About Me

American born, tenor Robert Short has taught voice for over twenty years and has been singing for over 40 years. He began his music career at the age of eight in the Prince Georges County Honours Choir; singing in Washington DC at the Kennedy Centre for Performing Arts and eventually went on to study voice with renowned professors of music such as Thomas Carey, Samuel Bond, Francoise Loup and Marsha Henderson. Robert won a coveted space in the Opera Academy of Rome during the summer 1999 and has appeared in Master Classes presented by great artists such as Mignon Dunn.


Throughout his career he has won numerous awards including: the Carol Brice Young Artist Award, Oklahoma Opera Guild Young Artist Award, University of Oklahoma Vocal Music Scholarship Award, as well as various other Choral and Solo distinctions and scholarships.


Robert received his Bachelors of Arts Degree at the University of Oklahoma, Norman Oklahoma. Then he went on to receive a first class honours certification in Education from Catholic University of America, Washington DC. Robert also studied music, culture and language at University Blaise Pascal in Clermont Ferrand, France. Just recently he completed a course of study in Theology at the University of Wales.


Robert’s career has taken him throughout the world performing in many operas and productions including: Die Fledermaus, Die Zaubefloete, Eliser d’Amore, Pirates of Penzance, Hand of Bridge, The Crucible, JACK (world premier), Susannah, Porgy & Bess, Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Hansel and Gretel. Currently lecturing for the Bristol Institute of Modern Music, University of South Wales, and Aria Music Academy he has worked with artist such as George Ezra and Keir. Robert continues to sing throughout the United States, England and Europe performing in operas, art song recitals, jazz concerts and various other contemporary music events. He is excited to continue his work and life here at South Wales University and throughout Europe as a teacher, artist, performer, and friend.

Skills And Qualifications

  • Singing, Songwriting, Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Modern Dance -Martha Graham Style, Tap Dancing, Contemporary Dance, Alexander Technique, Stage Movement, and Curriculum Development

Interests

  • Opera, Jazz, Swimming, Ice Skating, Travelling, Languages, Theatre, Reading, Counselling and Gardening

Responsibilities

  • Popular Culture & Identity, Opera, Music & Neuroscience, Theology, Suicide Prevention, Diversity & Inclusion, Coaching and Vocal Pedagogy

Publications And Past Projects

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd9Jc_vUW34
  • https://www.bristol.gov.uk/documents/20182/1352057/European+Green+Capital+Review+report/f7ae017a-57b5-4bc0-acdf-a1ed61380a35
  • https://www.lmfl.org.uk
  • https://www.ariamusicacademy.co.uk
  • https://cavc.ac.uk/en
  • https://visitbristol.co.uk/whats-on/wild-words-elgar-the-enigma-at-st-georges-bristol-p2260163