Hailed as a "Conductor to Watch" by Symphony Magazine and as "filled with Italianate passion" by the Huffington Post, Jason C. Tramm's work in the choral, symphonic and operatic realms have received critical acclaim throughout the United States and abroad.
Maestro Tramm currently holds the following musical positions: Artistic Director/Principal Conductor, MidAtlantic Artistic Productions (with whom he made his Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium) debut in 2015). Executive Director, Light Opera of New Jersey, Principal Guest Conductor, Long Island Concert Orchestra, Music Director, Taghkanic Chorale, and Music Director, Putnam Chorale.
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.
The busy maestro is entering his 18th 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 64th year and attended by thousands, he has appeared on two National Public Radio broadcasts with organ virtuoso Gordon Turk and symphonic orchestra.
An accomplished educator, he serves as an Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities at Seton Hall University, where he leads the University Chorus, Chamber Choir, Orchestra, and conducting. In 2017, Seton Hall University Awarded him the University Faculty Teacher of the Year. Educating and mentoring the next generation of musicians has always been a central part of Jason Tramm's career. He is also actively sought as a clinician and regularly presents lectures on a wide variety of musical topics.
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 sought-after guest conductor, he has led symphonic and operatic performances in Italy, Romania, Hungary, and Albania. Engagements for the 23/24 season include Teatro Lirico D'Europa (Florida, South Carolina, New Jersey, and California), Long Island Concert Orchestra, Nickel City Opera (Buffalo, NY), and the Hudson Valley International Festival of the Voice (New Paltz, NY).
Jason and his son Quinton (Videographer/Producer) founded Music Matters with Jason Tramm, a musical culture podcast, which has over 300,000 views on YouTube. In two years since its founding, it has featured over 300 interviews with distinguished artists and innovators from a multitude of genres and focuses on artistic creativity and self-discovery during the most challenging times.