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Christopher Short, bass-baritone, is a musician, 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, arts administration, and educational outreach work. Christopher graduated from the East Carolina University School of Music with a double major in Vocal Performance and Music Theory/Composition. He has traveled and recorded internationally as a choral musician and soloist and is an award-winning composer. During the 2020-2023 seasons, Short was a member of the US VOCES8 Scholars program and now serves as a teaching artist and workshop coordinator with the US VOCES8 Foundation, leading educational workshops nationwide. In addition to performing, Christopher is an active arts administrator, serving as the Executive Director for the Raleigh Youth Choir, as a board member for Triangle Youth Music, and as the Executive Director and co-founder of the professional choral ensemble, Servire, along with its overarching nonprofit, Chamber Voices for Change. In his free time, Christopher has a passion for cooking extravagant meals, traveling, spending time with his wife and dog, and watching his favorite sports teams.

In addition to performing with Servire, notable recent engagements include performances with Three Notch’d Road, GRAMMY-nominated True Concord Voices & Orchestra, the world premiere of Christopher Tin’s The Lost Birds with VOCES8, the Handel and Haydn Society alongside the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center, the VOCES8 Foundation Choir on the LIVE From London series, and as a soloist with the North Carolina Master Chorale and Duke Bach Cantata Series.

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