Aim Sposato

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies; Professor, Voice

Vocal-Choral
Division


Ruebush 108

540-665-4603



Faculty Member since 1993





Applied Area(s)

Voice

Education

B.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.M., Duquesne University; D.M.A., West Virginia University



Professional Highlights

  • Shenandoah University awarded Dr. Sposato the prestigious Wilkins Award in 2007. In the past two years she was invited to perform in concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Maryland Symphony concerts in Maryland, the Music Center at Strathmore and the National Cathedral.
  • Aim Sposato is in high demand in the field of symphonic concerts, recitals, opera and oratorio specializing particularly in distinguished performances of Baroque music throughout the US and has been critically acclaimed in Czechoslovakia, France, England, Hungary, and Italy as well as many other countries.
  • She is a frequent soloist with members of the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC. She was invited to sing the soprano solo in Faures Requiem for a benefit concert for the Washington Relief at the National Basilica and Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC with the Washington Chorus and Orchestra. She has appeared as soloist with many orchestras throughout the Eastern United States and Europe including the Virginia Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, Prince Georges Philharmonic, Front Royal Oratorio Society, Oratorio Society and Orchestra of Elkins, WV, Ohio Valley Symphony, The Plzen Philharmonic (Czech. Republic), the Budapest Concert Orchestra and with various orchestras throughout France. Her oratorio repertoire includes Bach's Weihnachts Oratorium, Handel's Messiah, Haydn's Paukenmesse, Mendelssohn's Hymn of Praise, Mozart's Requiem, Rossini's Stabat Mater, as well as numerous others.
  • Also at home on the operatic stage, her opera career includes over fifteen roles, which she has performed with American companies, highlighted by Susanna, Musetta, Lauretta, Zerlina, Nedda, Clorinda, Carolina, and the Governess.
  • She was awarded prestigious recognitions by such organizations as the Palm Beach Opera, Pittsburgh Concert Society, the Naomi Music Productions, Artists Association International, Vocal Competition, the Regional MacAllister Awards, Semi-Finalist, Di Capo Opera Theatre Vocal Competition, National Federation of Music Clubs Vocal Competition, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Awards.
  • Dr. Sposato spent two summers singing in Italy with the Ezio Pinza Council of American Singers of Opera, and participated in the Pittsburgh Opera Center Program as well singing in London at the Royal Academy of Music in the Baroque Ornamentation Sessions. The following year, she made her British Recital debut in Leeds, England followed by guest appearances throughout Germany and France. In 1996, Ms. Sposato joined the staff of the internationally renowned Organ Building Company based in Quebec, LOrgues Letorneau, Inc. as featured recitalist.
  • She has been employed as a recording artist with Cottrell-Mangum Music, Inc. specializing in music for The Discovery Channel and The Learning Channel. For some diversion, she has been heard singing the National Anthem for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Pittsburgh Steelers and for the NASCAR International Speedways.