Jason C. Tramm
Featured in Symphony Magazine’s 2012 Issue of Emerging Artists and hailed as a conductor to watch, Jason C. Tramm is recognized as one of the most dynamic young conductors on the podium today.
He was just appointed as Artistic Director of the MidAtlantic Opera, where he will conduct an all Verdi program on September 21, 2013.
Maestro Tramm served as Artistic Director of the New Jersey State Opera from 2008 to 2012,and during his tenure created collaborations with some of the finest voices in opera, including: Samuel Ramey, Vladimir Galouzine, Angela Brown, Gregg Baker, and Paul Plishka. Succeeding his principal mentor and company founder Alfredo Silipigni, Maestro Tramm won artistic praise for productions under his leadership. In May of 2010, he led an historic production of Porgy and Bess, about which Opera News wrote, “After four years of limited activity and rebuilding the New Jersey State Opera roared back to mainstage activity with a magnificent realization of Porgy and Bess that deserved the thunderous standing ovation it won… under artistic director Jason C. Tramm, we heard the New Jersey State Opera Orchestra in a well-coordinated and sweeping reading of this challenging score.”
The 2009 HDTV broadcast presentation with PBS affiliate NJN, Verdi Requiem: Live from Ocean Grove with Maestro Tramm at the podium, garnered a regional Emmy Award nomination.
Since 2008 Maestro Tramm serves as the 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 6500 seat historic Great Auditorium. In addition to the Ocean Grove Choir Festival, a beloved event in its 58th year and attended by thousands, he also conducts orchestral and sacred masterworks. He has appeared on two National Public Radio broadcasts with organ virtuoso, Gordon Turk and large orchestra.
Maestro Tramm serves as Director of Choral Activities at Seton Hall University, where he leads the University, Choir, Chamber Choir and teaches voice and conducting. Education and working with young musicians have always been a central part of Jason Tramm’s career – having also served on the music faculties of both Rutgers and Drew Universities, where he has directed ensembles, both choral and orchestral, and taught courses in conducting. He is also actively sought as a clinician and regularly presents lectures. 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 in being honored with the Rising Star Award from the SUNY Potsdam Alumni Association.
A frequent guest conductor, Maestro Tramm has led operatic and symphonic performances in Italy, Romania, Albania, and most recently, Hungary, where he recorded French arias with the Szeged Symphony and Sharon Azrieli, Soprano.