After an extended search culminating in the auditions of four finalists, Jason Tramm, DMA, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor with the MidAtlantic Opera has been named Music Director of the Taghkanic Chorale. Tramm becomes the tenth director in the Chorale’s 53-year history succeeding Steven Fox, who departed after an 11-year tenure with the chorale to become Music Director of the Cathedral Choral Society, Washington, DC.
“I look forward to working with the accomplished and dedicated singers of the Taghkanic Chorale and building on the Chorale’s tradition of bringing the very best in choral music to our community,” says Tramm.
Hailed as a “Conductor to Watch” by Symphony Magazine, Tramm holds degrees in music from the Crane School, the Hartt School and a DMA in Conducting from Rutgers University where he received their prestigious Presidential Fellowship. Tramm’s work in choral, symphonic and operatic spheres has received critical acclaim throughout the United States and abroad. In 2009 he garnered an Emmy Award nomination for his HDTV broadcast by PBS affiliate WNJN of “Verdi Requiem: Live from Ocean Grove.”
Among Tramm’s additional roles are: Music Director of touring professional opera company, Teatro Lirico d’Europa; Assistant Professor and Director of Choral Activities at Seton Hall University; Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association Director of Music, in Residence; Music Director of Morris Choral Society, Morristown, NJ.