for A Concert of Best Loved Operetta on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 3:00 pm
at The Spears Recital Hall on Columbia College Campus.
JASON TRAMM (Conductor)
Hailed as a “Conductor to Watch” by Symphony Magazine and as “filled with Italianate passion” by the Huffington Post, Jason C. Tramm’s work has received critical acclaim throughout the Unites States and abroad. Maestro Tramm serves as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for the MidAtlantic Opera with whom he made his Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium) debut on October 17, 2015. The program, entitled A PRAYER FOR PEACE, featured works of Bernstein, Vaughan Williams, and Saygun. This year another PRAYER FOR PEACE concert will take place on October 27, 2017 at the NJ Performing Arts Center, and will feature works of Vasks, Schoenberg, Moshe and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the renowned baritone, Mark Delavan. The busy maestro has just completed his eleventh season as Director of Music, in Residence, of the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association in the summer months, where he leads the choral, orchestral, and oratorio performances in the historic 6,500-seat Great Auditorium. In addition to the Ocean Grove Choir Festival, a beloved event in its 63rd year and attended by thousands, he has appeared on two National Public Radio broadcasts with organ virtuoso Gordon Turk and symphonic orchestra. Maestro Tramm serves as the Artistic Advisor/Conductor of the Adelphi Chamber Orchestra (Oradell, NJ) and as Music Director of the Morris Choral Society. He served as Artistic Director of the New Jersey State Opera from 2008 to 2012, where he collaborated with some of the finest voices in opera, including Samuel Ramey, Vladimir Galouzine, Angela Brown, Gregg Baker, and Paul Plishka. His 2009 HDTV broadcast with PBS affiliate NJN of VERDI REQUIEM: Live from Ocean Grove, garnered an Emmy Award nomination. An accomplished educator, he also serves as Director of Choral Activities at Seton Hall University where he leads the University Choir, Chamber Choir, Orchestra, and teaches voice and conducting. Education and working with young musicians have always been a central part of Jason Tramm’s career. He is also actively sought as a clinician and regularly presents lectures. Mr. Tramm holds degrees in music from the Crane School, the Hartt School, and a DMA in Conducting from Rutgers University, where he was the recipient of their prestigious Presidential Fellowship. In 2003, he joined the ranks of Metropolitan Opera Stars Renee Fleming and Stephanie Blythe when he was honored with the Rising Star Award from the SUNY Potsdam Alumni Association. A frequent guest conductor, he has led operatic and symphonic performances in Italy, Romania, Albania, and most recently, in Hungary, where he recorded an album of rarely heard French operatic arias with the Szeged Symphony. This past season he was a Guest Conductor on the Narnia Festival (Narni, Italy), where he led performances of Puccini’s GIANNI SCHICCHI and SUOR ANGELICA, Pergolesi’s STABAT MATER and a program of arias and ensembles.