Assistant Professor of Music (Voice)
A native of Detroit, Aaron Paige is a former member of the Singing Sergeants of the United States Air Force Band where he held the tenor section leader position. In addition to choral and patriotic music, this opportunity allowed him to perform as a soloist in a variety of styles to include opera, musical theater, pop, R&B, and jazz. His time in the Air Force Band included 12 national tours, two Super Bowls, and performances of the national anthem at 47 professional sporting events. He has performed for every living U.S. president, as well as heads of state from Italy, France, China, Croatia, Poland, Canada, and Lithuania. He has also been a featured soloist at the White House, Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and DAR Constitution Hall.
Dr. Paige has presented lectures and recitals on African American music in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institute at the National Museum of American History, National Air and Space Museum, and National Museum of African Art. He is the recipient of many prestigious awards and fellowships including the National Association of Teachers of Singing Internship, and the Future of Music Faculty Fellowship sponsored by the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Sphinx Organization.
Dr. Paige holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Morehouse College, a Master of Music degree in voice from The Ohio State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in vocal performance from the University of Maryland. His voice teachers include Carmen Balthrop, John Aler, Patrick Woliver, and Timothy B. Miller. His education has included vocal pedagogy study with Scott McCoy and Martha Randall. Dr. Paige is a member of the National Association of Negro Musicians and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.