Jason Tramm Named Executive Director of Light Opera of New Jersey

By Afton Wooten

Jason Tramm was named the Executive Director of Light Opera of New Jersey (LONJ) as of August 2021.

Tramm will begin his new position with planning for the company’s 2021-22 season and other events. He has worked with LONJ before, conducting the “Così fan tutte” 2019 and “Die Fledermaus” in 2020.

“We are ecstatic to have such a great musician, producer and friend taking over the reins of LONJ; looking forward to many more great years to come,” Former Executive Director Bill Corson and co-founder Lauran Corson said in an official press statement.

In addition to his work with LONJ, Tramm is an Assistant Professor and Director of Choral Activities at Seton Hall University and host of YouTube’s fasted growing musical culture podcast “Music Matters with Jason Tramm” which began during the shutdown of live performance in 2020.

“Becoming the Executive Director of The Light Opera of New Jersey is both an honor and an opportunity for me to utilize my skills to serve the vision of LONJ founders Bill and Lauran Corson and to help reignite the company’s mission after the pandemic. I look forward to working with LONJ’s dedicated Board of Trustees and committed stakeholders, to shape a new, bright future for our art form in New Jersey” Tramm noted.