Jason Tramm

Jason Tramm  

Conductor/Artistic Advisor

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A seasoned professional conductor and Director, his work has received critical acclaim throughout the Unites States and abroad.  Maestro Tramm serves as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for the MidAtlantic Opera for 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, and the performance received a standing ovation. This years’ Prayer for Peace concert will take place on March 18, 2016 in Alice Tully Hall and will mark Maestro Tramm’s Lincoln Center debut.     He is in his 10th 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 6,500-seat historic Great Auditorium. In addition to the Ocean Grove Choir Festival, a beloved event in its 62th 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 a large orchestra.  Mr. Tramm is also Principal Conductor of the Teatro Lirico D’Europa, a touring professional opera company, with whom he will conduct over 25 performance this season in 6 states. He is also the Artistic Advisor/Conductor of the Adelphi Chamber Orchestra (Oradell, NJ).     Mr. Tramm 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 a regional Emmy Award nomination.      An accomplished educator, he also serves as Director of Choral and Orchestral 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 in being 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, Hungary, where he recorded an album of rarely heard French operatic arias with the Szeged Symphony.  Upcoming guest conducting appearances will take place in Italy and Romania.