Dominic Aquilino

School of Music

Phone: 828-227-7242


  • B.F.A., Operatic Performance, State University of New York at Purchase
  • M.M., Music and Professional Studies, Manhattan School of Music




Baritone Dominic M. Aquilino’s creative career spans over twenty-five years.  He has starred throughout the nation in in over 300 professional productions of opera, musical theatre, plays and film. Dominic received his Masters of Music and Professional Studies from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Operatic Performance from the State University of New York at Purchase. He has also received extensive training through various featured apprenticeships with the Santa Fe Opera, Central City Opera, Orlando Opera, and Dayton Opera, to name a few.

As a performer, Dominic enjoys exploring and perfecting many different genres of storytelling, and is very open and excited to teach all these styles. The basic approach to technique remains the same throughout:  to help redirect tensions and make the process a healthy and honest "telling of the story" and "expression of the song." Dominic emphasizes that an individual’s strengths and areas of improvement are a part of their distinct artistic journey.

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